Chakwera refuses to be leader of opposition in parliament

President of the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) Lazarus Chakwera says he will not take up the position of Leader of Opposition in parliament.

MCP president Lazarus Chakwera whose party has majority opposition seats in the House says is not opposition leader as he waits to be voted President in fresh presidential elections 

Chakwera said this on Monday after he ended his parliamentary boycott following the Constitutional Court ruling in the landmark election case which annulled the May 21, 2019 presidential election.

The MCP presidential hopeful has been boycotting the parliamentary proceedings since the election, saying he did not recognise President Peter Mutharika as the Head of State.

“I am back in parliament to honour the Constitutional Court ruling. I am complying fully to the court ruling,” he said.

The court ordered a fresh presidential election after faulting the Malawi Electoral Commission  (MEC) for the poll which the court said was marred by irregularities and anomalies which had been widespread, systematic and grave that the election result was seriously compromised.

The court ordered the fresh election to be held by July 2 this year.

Chakwera is expected to resign as a member of parliament to comply with the law because he will be a presidential candidate in the election.

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R CHIMWENDO
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chinthu ukamachifuna kwa mbiri sumachipeza

TIPEX ELECTIONS
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If we are to go by ranking, Chakwera is number 1

MNENERI WA MALAWI
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MNENERI WA MALAWI

chakwera my president i love you

Dissappointed
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Dissappointed

Very childish behavior, I have always said I’m yet to see Chakwera’s leadership qualities so far sorry to say Its nothing impressive

K.kagalu.
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K.kagalu.

He is not there to impress you idiot, sorry to say this. Get lost! Useless!

Mdalakanjoka
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Mdalakanjoka

Awa azafa ndi ntima…..kawirikawiri anthu othawa mulungu mitu sigwira…kwatsala kupempha tiwaponye mnyanja

Francisco Madinga
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Francisco Madinga

Siukugwila ndiwanuwo ankolo

Zude
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Zude

Nyanja yomako,,,,

Mr Fact Kaviphwisi
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Mr Fact Kaviphwisi

There is absolutely nothing wrong here…

YOSWA MKONYOFU
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YOSWA MKONYOFU

Hw said he cant go to parliament because he had a case in court and now that case is over and he has reverted to his status as an MP

Banda
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Banda

Chakwera is confused. What’s the logic going to parliament now? Mutu sukugwira eti?

MASO ENA
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MASO ENA

He is an additional vote on Electoral reforms. Kuzolowera kupempha Mijigo Basi!!

amadeus
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Usakugwira ndi wako

Chigezero Pure
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Chigezero Pure

He has to participate in parliamentary deliberations on issues ordered by concourt

Nyekhwe
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Nyekhwe

I don’t get it either

Francisco Madinga
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Francisco Madinga

He was duly elected!

Pungwatu
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Pungwatu

They do not know law what it means. He was duly elected by people of Malawi so he has to go to Parliament before the people to declare his seat vacant.

Owen
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Owen

I think you don’t know wht you are saying,ngati usakumva kapena kuzindikira chi ku chitika kazika wanga dzala akazako than saying stupid things here

Lego
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Where are you confused?