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
1 year ago

chinthu ukamachifuna kwa mbiri sumachipeza

TIPEX ELECTIONS
1 year ago

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

MNENERI WA MALAWI
MNENERI WA MALAWI
1 year ago

chakwera my president i love you

Dissappointed
Dissappointed
1 year ago

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.
K.kagalu.
1 year ago
Reply to  Dissappointed

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

Mdalakanjoka
Mdalakanjoka
1 year ago

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

Francisco Madinga
Francisco Madinga
1 year ago
Reply to  Mdalakanjoka

Siukugwila ndiwanuwo ankolo

Zude
Zude
1 year ago
Reply to  Mdalakanjoka

Nyanja yomako,,,,

Mr Fact Kaviphwisi
Mr Fact Kaviphwisi
1 year ago

There is absolutely nothing wrong here…

YOSWA MKONYOFU
YOSWA MKONYOFU
1 year ago

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
Banda
1 year ago

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

MASO ENA
MASO ENA
1 year ago
Reply to  Banda

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

amadeus
1 year ago
Reply to  Banda

Usakugwira ndi wako

Chigezero Pure
Chigezero Pure
1 year ago
Reply to  Banda

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

Nyekhwe
Nyekhwe
1 year ago
Reply to  Banda

I don’t get it either

Francisco Madinga
Francisco Madinga
1 year ago
Reply to  Banda

He was duly elected!

Pungwatu
Pungwatu
1 year ago

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
Owen
1 year ago
Reply to  Banda

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
1 year ago
Reply to  Banda

Where are you confused?

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