Chakwera to resign as member of parliament

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) presidential candidate Lazarus Chakwera is expected to tender his  resigned as member of Parliament (MP) for Lilongwe North West  to comply with the Constitution before presenting his presidential nomination papers  for   May 19 2020 fresh presidential election as ordered by the Constitutional Court on February 3.

Chakwera: To resign as MP

Chakwera’s impending resignation will be in line with constitutional requirements to vie for the office of the president.

Section 80 (7)(e) of the Constitution reads: “No person shall be eligible for nomination as a candidate for election as President or First Vice-President or for appointment as First-Vice President or Second Vice-President if that person is a holder of a public office or a member of Parliament unless that person first resigns.”

Speaker of National Assembly Catheren Gotani Hara  will give a notice of vacancy of the seat in Lilongwe North West Constituency in accordance with Section 63 (2) of the Constitution.

If he loses the presidency in the fresh elections, Chakwera will hope to win his seat back to return to parliament through a bye-election.

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Prescott Tambuli
1 year ago

Remember, at one point Chatsika, flew to Israel to seek divine intervention on the, now concluded, presidential elections case and from the look of things, god answered him positively. Perhaps he may consider to apply the same technique in order to sneak into Kamuzu Palace, though his chances seek to be limited.

manof principles
manof principles
1 year ago

Chakwera is the one to win the presidential elections enanu mngozivutitsa. Olo mtayesa chamtundu wanji sizitheka coz this man will be the president.

Chilipa Thako
1 year ago

kkkkkkkkkkk ku kamwa ngati nsomba ya mphuta ndiye angakhale mtsogoleri wa dziko kkkkkkk inu wanu ndi uMP omwewo basi .

Central
Central
1 year ago
Reply to  Chilipa Thako

Wafulumila kumeza, ukanapitiliza kutafuna kuti uwone zomwe zidzaulutsidwe pa 20 May 2020!! Kunyoza kwakoko kuthela ku dpp konkooooooooooooo!! Kodi ndimkayesa mumati nkhani ya chisankho sitiwina komanso malamulo a chisankho sasinthidwa ku nyumba ya malamulo ndipo apm alamula mpaka 2024? Zonsenzo pano muli nazo patiiiiiiiiiiiiii!! You take it or leave it, now its no more a game of thievery but of spirituality, wisdom and intelligence!! Utsogolelitu amapeleka ndi ‘Mulungu’ ndipo popeleka ‘Mwini wake Mulungu’ samapatsa munthu mphatso ya utsogoleli chifukwa cha kukongola kwa nkhope ngati zimene ukunena iwezi iyayi but out His Grace!! After all which beauty gurus told you that… Read more »

Mphelembe
Mphelembe
1 year ago
Reply to  Chilipa Thako

Iwe chigogo chako pakamwa ngati chunyela.

KKKK
KKKK
1 year ago

Mwaufunitsitsa upulazidenti koma pepani zavuta. Mudzaulira u MP mukusiyao. Mark my words. MCP Kwake kudatha chifukwa chankhanza mademo anu ankhanza angotisusula mabala amene ankaoneka ngati akupola komanso athandiza kwambiri ana athu kuti amvetsetse bwino bwino kuti Congress ndiyankhanza. Olo kuti chisankho chidzichitika tsiku lililonse MCP singawine.

Central
Central
1 year ago
Reply to  KKKK

The good thing is that, a key message about it remains with Malawians!! After all you are not Malawi and shall never be Malawi………………….!! So lets wait and seeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

K.kagalu.
K.kagalu.
1 year ago
Reply to  KKKK

I want to differ with you, Man Chakwera is the man who is the leader, read the constitution, am surprised the writer has even show you where what Chakwera has taken his step from but if I may say by deliberately you skip or you are not understanding the story. Chakwera keeps the rule of law. He is a Malawian,born in Malawi,grown up in Malawi, what Chakwera is doing is a true reflection of leadership. Koma poti uchitsiru ndi umene wakula,maka maka mbali imeneyo,, haha kodi zoyenda zija mwamiliza?

Agenda
Agenda
1 year ago

I really don’t know about this guy, something makes me very uncomfortable

K.kagalu.
K.kagalu.
1 year ago
Reply to  Agenda

It’s simple and very simple, read the constitution. Your worry is nothing, look at it in this direction may be,, Chakwera is doing what the constitution says, meaning he is keeping the rules and laws of Malawi and follow them. There is nothing wrong with that, that’s what we call leadership.

Jason Bailer
Jason Bailer
1 year ago
Reply to  K.kagalu.

What is in the pastor’s move that has to do with leadership since all he is doing is adhering to what is written in black and white? This is a no brainer. The guy has just lost it and that he is a confused dude. He feels he shouldn’t have gone to the courts coz it shows now that he doesn’t know his next step. Sorry aBikiloni!!

POLITICAL PROPER GANDA
POLITICAL PROPER GANDA
1 year ago

FOLO SUTI wachani nawenso LEGO.Munthu ukamachitsatila chitsilu,ife owona timati zonse ndi zitsilu.Iwe munthu,mmene umamuonela chatsika angakhale mtsogoleli wadzikolino laMalawi?

K.kagalu.
K.kagalu.
1 year ago

How do you defines Chitsiru? How can someone who is following the rules and laws of the Country can be called Chitsiru? If Chitsiru can be defined in this way, then those who sees that way, are more zitsiru,in this case you are more Chitsiru than Chakwera, since you have been seen zitsiru following each other. Zitsiru in my understanding they can stand against the rule of Law,they can demonstrate against the judgment,the can insult the judges,they can try to bribe judges. Brother these are zitsiru! You see now? Kikkkkkkkk! Kumazitsata zinthuzi.

CheChamba
CheChamba
1 year ago

Going by the way DPP is losing out on the political scene, one can conclude that very soon, Lilongwe North West Consituency will be another Thyolo East(Kwa Goliati) for the next 30 Years where there will Nsalu University of Science and Technology and a Chakwera Village, the late Bingu and Kamuzu style.Nsundwe Barracks will be a reality. Adadi akungonyenyedwanyenyedwa masiku ano.

Sahara
Sahara
1 year ago

Chakwera to “resigns”. This should be simple grammar for any journalist. Which schools do these Nyasatimes writers attend?Kuchititsa manyazi. Your DPP propaganda in broken English doesn’t work!

Yankho
Yankho
1 year ago

And I thought the ‘presidency’ is also a public office. So why doesn’t the president also resign before elections? I need to be schooled here.

Odya Zake alibe mulandu
Odya Zake alibe mulandu
1 year ago
Reply to  Yankho

The office of the President is never vacant…malamulo amatelo

Malawi
Malawi
1 year ago

He needs to resign as MCP leader as well, he is such a weak leader he can’t even unify his party

Masozi
Masozi
1 year ago

I pray that the supreme should cancel the rerun immediately he resigns. Good riddance this man is not a leader at all.

Been salary without working for 9 months. He only refunded 3m allowance at last minute. Nawo anthu aku Lilongwe North ngogontha mkhutu osamuchitila mademo zoona?

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