Aford would have preferred its MP Chihana to be Chakwera’s handclapper not critic

The Alliance for Democracy (AFORD) has expressed dismay on the way its sole legislature, Yeremia Chihana reacted to President Lazarus Chakwera’s maiden   State of National Address (SONA) in the House, saying his criticism were unwarranted.

Yeremiah Chihana: Telling it as it is

Outposken Chihana, who is the legislature for Mzimba north constituency and relation to AFORD president, Enock Chihana, took a bold critique on Chakwera’s Sona.

He faulted Chakwera’s address, saying it largely does not represent Tonse alliance philosophy.

Chihana blew the whistle that there are number of corrupt activities done by ministers and some officials in the Chakwera administration.

“I am from Tonse alliance and so is AFORD. However, there are number of things needed to be added and removed in the SONA. Because it does not tackle many problems that Malawians are facing,” said Yeremia.

He also faulted President Chakwera for removing General Andrew Namathanga as the Malawi Defence Force (MDF) Commander.

Namathanga played his role to ensure smooth transition of power from former president Peter Mutharika to the incumbent President.

Last week, President Chakwera fired Namathanga and replaced him with Vincent Nundwe  who was dismissed in March by Chakwera’s predecessor, Mutharika.

“I am a close friend to general Nundwe but what the president did to fire Namathanga and redeploy Nundwe was unfair. The President need to learn to appreciate,” he added.

However, AFORD said such remarks does not represent the party view but the people of Mzimba north constituency.

In a statement released on 7 September, 2020 and signed by the party’s acting secretary general Grace Chupa, AFORD said it is rallying behind Chakwera as well as Tonse alliance policies.

Meanwhile, the Speaker of the August House, Catherine Gotani Hara has asked Yeremia to bring the evidence of corruption done by Tonse alliance government on Thursday this week.

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Chathengo
Chathengo
9 months ago

A wonderful Tumbuka who can’t be happy to see his fellow Tumbuka as Army General.

Mwalumbawaka
Mwalumbawaka
9 months ago

Chihana should know that many who write in his favour on this page are those from opposition party. With immediate effect the President of Malawi and his Vice President must not respond any word made by Chihana. This is the reason we can not rule this country because of the people like Chihana who wants to fatten up themselves. Ex -president ignored the North way back and this is the reason Mbombera University is not built. Go to South and you will see that many projects are finished during his reign.Chihana just wants to show off and yet he yields… Read more »

Mkandawirejsp
Mkandawirejsp
9 months ago

What ever the case might be Chihana clan will never become any minister because of his crewed heart. When the South say that Mtumbuka will never be a president it meant a total insult of all the Tumbukas including Yelemiyayo. You are one MP for aford in Parliament and yet you make a lot of noise and dont even know what you really want to become. ATUMBUKAFE NDISE OTEMBEREREDWADI and yet we have better school. I am advising the President of the Republic NOT to bow down for Yelemiya Chihana.

Mafulukey
Mafulukey
9 months ago

The president can not dance to the tune of Mr Chihana at all and he is not shaken up. What the President did to remove your Army General is correct and there is no excuse on it. We the Tumbukas are so difficult to reasoning power.Not all the people of Malawi could be the minister as my fellow country man wanted.The immediate removal of Nundwe was so pathetic and it is important for the President and his Vice President to look into the matter as quickly as possible. Probably this Tonse Alliance syndrome will cause many issues to MCP/UTM parties.… Read more »

Jason Mlowoka
Jason Mlowoka
9 months ago

Usually in normal life, truth will always pain. For the very fact that certain quarters within the alliance have started grumbling it shows Chihana touched a raw nerve in his SONA response. These are the problems we face as a teething democracy whenever someone tries to condemn mediocrity. We want everytime to clap, even when stupid ideas is dished out. That is not democracy per se. In a democracy people are free to criticise and at the same time having done that, they need to suggest reparation factors. The speaker is wrong to threaten a member for being objective. He… Read more »

Bamusi
9 months ago

Yeremia is not an ass locker, he confirms if he sees something is wrong. Well done Chihana

Mulambacatch
Mulambacatch
9 months ago

Mr Chihana what you have done is very wrong and the President cannot just woke up and appoint you as a Minister.He made several consultations with his Vice President who gives final response. He cannot create any ministry for the sake of one person.

Kambewa Ngozo
9 months ago

Foseki
Chihana ni Chindele cha kufikapo
The is just bankrupt

Keen Observer
Keen Observer
9 months ago

So you want him to be following religiously without pointing out the obvious???? We don’t want to create another DPP by just clapping hands useless things. Those days are long gone.

Ndata Boy
9 months ago

Let us hope he brings the much awaited evidence of corruption this Thursday. The guy seems frustrated somehow

Kambewa ngozo
9 months ago
Reply to  Ndata Boy

If he doesn’t them Chihana must face the consequences of of his actions

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