Chakwera vows to continue  Malawi parliament business boycot

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera has vowed to continue boycotting parliamentary proceedings until the Constitutional Court gives a verdict on the politically charged presidential election case.

Chakwera: Challenging presidential election results in court

In an interview, Chakwera said he does not recognize President Peter Mutharika as the Head of State following serious allegations of vote rigging and presidential election result manipulation in his favour by the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC).

“We are challenging the leadership of the country in court. Until the determination on the matter is made, I will stay away from parliament,” said Chakwera.

Chakwera was supposed to take over as Leader of Opposition in Parliament following his party’s good showing during the parliamentary elections.

He however took the oath of office as member of parliament for Lilongwe but refused to say whether he gets monthly salary and other benefits as a legislator, asking the reporter to go and check with parliament.

Chakwera said his trip to South Africa was sponsored in his capacity as president of MCP not as Leader of Opposition as others were alleging.

Robin Lowe, an MCP legislator is the acting Leader of Opposition.

Political scientists Ernest Thindwa and George Phiri have since said there is nothing wrong Chakwera is doing in staying away from the parliamentary proceedings.

“One does not only need to be in parliament to work as a member of parliament. I am sure he is performing his duties for his constituency even though he is not entering parliament,” said Phiri.

Thindwa said Chakwera is playing a political psychological warfare with the government and the ruling party, saying he does not want to portray himself as the loser in the presidential poll.

 

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Joloza
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The nation can do without him. Government business is not even affected because of his absence. God is just revealing the true character of the exrevend that he is not fit to lead a nation. No wonder BJ called the man of collar a warlord. What is differentiating him from the warlord now? His behavior is even worse than a warlord because he is confessing God but his behavior is contrary to God he is confessing. He is a first class hypocrite.

OKEY
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OKEY

Leader of Malawi Crocodile Party up to when are you going to cry. At first prayers , Demo, Fasting, boycot anyway better not receiving Salary Kapoli iwe . Chakwera kapepese kwa ma bishop a mene MCP ikafuna kwampha anja chifukwa anati muzayandikirako koma simuzawina ayi

SAUNDERS
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SAUNDERS

I respect Dr Chakwera so much, but I dont respect the grave mistakes he is making. His actions are out of anger and bad emotions which is not good for his legacy and MCP. He is in Parliament representing his constituency and Party, his constituency needs his imput, the Party and Country needs his stand as the Leader of the Opposition representing all Opposition Parties who also have a larger constituency that Matter. The people that are behind Mr Chakwera matters so much than the position he is trying to get, GOD Honours the humble and his actions of now… Read more »

Kaitano
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Kaitano

@Saunders, as much as your concern is valid, get it right that Chakwera is a member of parliament, he can perform his duties even the way how is he is doing, by the way it is not by emotions but to react over stupid stuff, We have been having this spirit of saying humble yourself as biblical work that comes by faith through believing, Chakwera has already humbled himself by taking all necessary ways seeking jusice, now if I may ask you, do you want to tell me that his constuancy(spl) is complaining as their member that he is not… Read more »

Kaitano
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Kaitano

I have laughed big time after reading comments down mine, we normally don’t see these cadets in most times but today here they are, Dr Chakwera is a game changer, he and we don’t recognize your Tipex President, he can not be under the house rein by a thief and or a fake leader, do your research if you ever see this happens in any other country, what Dr Chakwera is doing is to show the world and or the whole Malawi to know that natural justice need to be recognized to respect the leaders in any country, such as… Read more »

kazenje
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if the court dismisses the case. what is going to happen. i think for now APM is a legimate lesder until the court makes a decision. while DR chachera has all the reasons and evidence about the results to be in his favour. he needs to respect the laws of the country that recognise APM as the president. the duty now is to convice the court that isthe rightful leader theough evidence submitted to the court. anyway thats my views

Psyuta
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Psyuta

Kkkkkkkkkkk. ! Kukamwa ngati ujeni. Without charge of its leadership, MCP will never rule.

Hatton
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Hatton

These political commentators are dunderheads. The Malawi Constitution does not allow a person to double as president and member of parliament hence by voluntarily going to parliament to be sown in as a member of parliament, Chakwera has already conceded defeat in presidential election. Whether he attends parliamentary business or not is of no consequence. He can hang, no one misses him.

Kaitano
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Kaitano

Cartoon! Hatton ulipo?

chataika
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chataika

For sure if he was serious he could not accept a sworn in. But with that mistake then he betrayed himself. Let him continue like that kunali anzawo adzifunsa bwanji he behaves as if he had never lived in malawi?

PP litete
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PP litete

Why did you go for swearing as an Mp? There is no way u can say that u got robbed while on the other hand u agreed with the results as an Mp..A Thindwa ndi Munthu wa Mulungu O chakwela timasuleni..the problem ndi munthu ukapanga ma big plans ndikuphonya mutu suugwila, bwenzi dziko lili pa moto ili..ntsogoleli amasankha ndi mulungu.

tung'ande
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tung'ande

I think these so called political scientists are embiciles. Chakwera is absconding from duties and there is no excuse for that, This man is worse than the devil and has a steel heart. At times I appreciate Tembo and Gwanda as real statemen but Chakwera can spill blood for the sake of wanting to be president.

Jamax
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Jamax

Wachita bwino uyenera kuti ubwerere ku utumiki wako – Mulungu anakuitanani kuti mukhale m’busa osati phungu kapena President ayi.
Mzimu oyera naye wakutsimikizilani kuti inu si wandale ayi – mukumbukile komwe muchokera mu 2014 mzimu yemweyo sanavomereze zainu, koma muli kakaka ngati binya!!!! tazisiyeni izi muchita nazo manyazi – ok ngati muli nalo khutu mumve zomwe mzimu akunena.

Kaitano
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Kaitano

Choka satana pita kumbuyo kwanga, Fisi mu Nkhosa iwe. Ufuna Chakwera asakhale a politician chifukwa mufuna kupitiliza kubela a Malawi ndikumapha ma albinos, Chakwera will be there mpakana, malire nseru.

FRED LOCK
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A MULOPWANA NDINU ACADET STOP TALKING TRASH