Jumbe rules out joining DPP: ‘I remain MP for Malawi Congress Party’

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) executive member Felix Jumbe has played down reports that he wants to dump the party that  sponsored him into parliament for the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).

Felix Jumbe:  I 'm MCP all the way

Felix Jumbe: I ‘m MCP all the way

Jumbe made the remarks after some members of the MCP openly attacked him on social media, describing him as a “sale out” after he made complimentary remarks to President Peter Mutharika when he visited his constituency on April 15 to launch a water project.

He said although he is a member of parliament, who won the elections on MCP ticket, he can interact with the government on professional issues.

“This type of politics can derail development. I am a member of parliament for the MCP and for the government too. We ask development projects in parliament from government so we cannot avoid interacting with the government officials,” he said.

He said those who think he could not have attended the official launch of the water project by the President in Salima Central constituency where he is MP are myopic.

“I have never talked to the DPP (Democratic Progressive Party) privately. I talk to them on professional issues,” he said.

Jumbe angered his party leadership and followers when during the water project launch, he said there was enough maize in the country and no one died of hunger.

This was in sharp contrast to the view of the MCP which maintained there were acute food shortages in the country that led to deaths, a view trashed by Mutharika and his DPP led government.

Jumbe said he was insulted after the statement by some MCP zealots especially on Facebook but maintained his relationship with the MCP president Lazarus Chakwera and other party leaders is still intact and talks to the party president when there was need to do so.

He said he was grateful to the government that the farm input subsidy program went on extremely well in his constituency.

“Actually we had fertilizer more than what we needed, some bags had to be returned,” said Jumbe.

He also said he secures easily some government contracts on seeds and other farming activities.

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13 thoughts on “Jumbe rules out joining DPP: ‘I remain MP for Malawi Congress Party’”

  1. Mbani says:

    which development Galu?

  2. Zweli says:

    Weed.

    He doesn’t have the looks of a country’s president.

  3. vavlov says:

    MCP is being childish, Jumbe as MP for his constituency had to attend the president’s function. This doesnt mean he is joining DPP. This primitive behaviour should stop. Obviously the president not liked by many people, but I support Jumbe’s attendance of the president’s function

  4. M.Banda says:

    Bwana Chakwela Musiyeni Apite Tilibe Naye Ntchito Uchitsilu Wake Udzawoneka Patsogolo Akusewela Ndi Anthu Akusalima.Osagulitsa Chipani Chifukwa Cha Uphawi Chipani Chi Eniake Ndife Akumudzi.

  5. MCP CHIPANI CHANKHANZA/CHOKUPHA, MAGAZI. says:

    kkkkkk… komadi ku mcp kuli zitsiru zokhazokha….. Do we know wht it means to be an mp???.. Kkkk U guys wake up zanyawu zisiyeni uko an mp is part of gvt therefore shunning presidential rallies just demonstrate hw stupid u are. Ithought supporters of MCP ndi anthu but mmm Mbuzinso ziri bwino anyani okhaokha…DPp will win the 2019 election with alandslide because its better to vote for it than voting for Fools whose agenda is regionalistic, tribalistic etc. So For now DPP will continue ruling this country until u decide hw best to incoporate the election deciding voters (southernors… )..RIP MCP…

  6. spectator says:

    Honourable chakwera please dont listen to Jumbe he is a snake in grass in short Kapilikoni

  7. Myao says:

    Not surprised at all, Jumbe comes from where Change golo comes from as well. Its difficult to find sensible people from that area!

  8. Bessam Kapuma says:

    Jumbe the confusionist. We want mature politicians in Malawi.

  9. Save Albinos says:

    So you could sale out your own party, the party that sponsored you into Parliament so that you can secure Government Contracts on seed and farm inputs?

    You could betray your own people by saying there was plenty of maize and none suffered of hunger yet konko ena sanakolore ngakhale thumba limodzi just to appease the Mutharikas because you want your Seed contracts to remain intact?

    So this is all about your personal gain and not for the benefit of the constituents and Malawians?

    Ng’oma yolilitsa sichedwa kuphwathuka.

  10. Racist McTumbukaFace says:

    Does this guy smoke weed? Masowo bwanji?

    MCP will never rule this country again. Its got a lot of blood on its hands!

  11. chete says:

    JUMBE IS BIG HEADED! WHO DOES HE THINK HE IS. HE HAS RUINED HIS POLITICAL CAREER.

  12. Harawa says:

    Choka iwe brute, woluma chala wokupatsa phala. you are busy pulling down your own party yet you eyeing the presidency of the same party. You had already joined DPP and we all know this. You had shown us 2 dry shelled big maize cobs in your both hands which signals your interest in DPP. Stop that nonsense bustard!

  13. chodziwadziwa, BSc Engineering (Poly), Msc, PhD (Oxon) says:

    This guy is a spent force and has nothing to offer. We dont need political prostitutes in Malawi. Much as am a neutral person but your scathing remarks towards your mother party leadership was something not to be taken for granted. If you were there to work with the government of the day why is it that you have crossed paths with the MCP leadership. You are not fit to be a party president and more over country’s president. These are political prostitutes and you will never be elected again. We want more action on the ground but there is nothing that you are doing in salima apart from your seed business.

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