Chakwera resigns as MP according to law ahead of presidential nominations

Leader of opposition, who is also presidential candidate  of Malawi Congress Party (MCP) Dr. Lazarus Chakwera has resigned as Member of Parliament according to law as  he will on Monday lead the hopefuls in presenting nomination papers at Comesa Hall in Blantyre.

Chakwera to lead in presidential hopefuls nominations

Chakwera tendered his resignation letter to Speaker of Parliament Richard Msowoya on Friday 1st February, 2019.

The resignation is in accordance with the country’s Constitution which demands any aspiring political candidate to resign from any public office or Parliamentarian position.

“I write to inform the Parliament of Malawi through your office, of my resignation as Member of Parliament for Lilongwe North West Constituency with immediate effect,” reads the letter addressed to the Speaker of Parliament, Richard Msowoya.

The MCP presidential nominee will be first  to submit nomination papers to the Malawi Electoral Commission (Mec).

He will submit his papers on Monday 4th February, 2019 at Comesa Hall in Blantyre.

Chakwera was also the first presidential aspirant to unveil his running-mate Sidik Mia, who is also MCP vice-president, on December 2, 2018 during a rally held in Monkey Bay, Mangochi.

The MCP leader will be followed by Umodzi Party’s (UP) John Chisi at 11am while independent candidate Florence Fulayi  who will each present her papers in the afternoon.

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Pitala and Zamiya K145 million Bwezani Mwaba
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So Pitala broke the law in 2014. Atupele broke the law in 2014. Shame on these thieves and law breakers. Zoona professor of law didn’t know this. No wonder Alamu Pumani Mwakalamba is stealing and breaking the laws. Penal code.

phwisa
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phwisa

I only hope as a good and exemplary leader he has also informed his MPs to follow suit .

Dodolido
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Dodolido

it is only the presidential candidate who is supposed to resign.

Malemu Daniel Phiri Wa Muthali.
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Malemu Daniel Phiri Wa Muthali.

ALWAYS NUMBER ONE.

Roll Out ATI Now
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Roll Out ATI Now

So, I need time to process this. You mean when Mutharika goes to file papers to represent DPP as its torch bearer. He will quit the Malawi Presidency. So Malawi will not have a president for three months. Doesn’t this sound the same as what is written in this article. If you hold a public office, you must quit to run for a political office. So Chilima will quit the VP post as well or the two positions are exempted

Dodolido
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Dodolido

Only The President and the speaker are exempt.

Teleza
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Teleza

Eeeeeeee komaaaaa president uyuuuu akundimvetsa kukomaaaa civilized politics. Dziko liyamba kukoma chomchiii pa 21 May ???? Ayayayayaya a Malawi tizitsatila malamulo bwino bwino ayayayaya kudos Dr Lazarus Chakwera you are such a civilized person clean politics. Leading by example wow wow wow. You have my vote that of my family and my clan and my village and that of my TA and that of my district and yes that of my countrymen. Kwachaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!

hatton
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hatton

i hope he is not contesting as MP to show his seriousness to contest as a presidential candidate. Ngati akudziwa kuti sazawina aimanso pa mpando waphungu.

Kaitano
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Kaitano

Kukhwima nawo umbulitu uku

Nagama
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Don’t know what to comment about this

Mateyu salijeni
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why is chakwera so hard that he can’t join hands with his friends (alliance ) ?

Kalulu Wadwala
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Kalulu Wadwala

Ulova mwaulawilira Ochakwera. End of your political career. Alliance ndi khumbo oti ndi wa Dpp. Mwafoyira. Mukanadzichepetsa nkulowa ndi ena aja. Mungotapa zambiri Mia mukapeze poyambira

Mwana Wa Mmalawi
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Mwana Wa Mmalawi

Does this means that our Vice President will also resign?