DPP strength in Parliament increase as 15 independent legislators join

At least 15 independent members of parliament elect have now joined the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) even before taking oath of office at parliament.

Ngalande: Won as independent after defeating Lucius Banda of UTM but will work with DPP

The 15 independent members of parliament met President Peter Mutharika on Saturday at Sanjika palace in Blantyre just a day before they are sworn in on Monday at parliament building in Lilongwe.

Pictures released by State House show Mzimba west MP Billy Kaunda, Madalitso Kazombo (formerly of MCP), McArthur Sungutsa, Tony Ngalande, Orphan Shaba and others sitting or standing with Mutharika.

State House sources say the 15 out of the 55 independent legislators will help the DPP get the position of speaker in the 193-strong House.

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Nalingula
Nalingula
2 years ago

@ Peace chizungu mumatha kuwerenga koma ? Vuto lonka sukulu zopanda English Literature ,English Comprehension ndi limenero.Mukulamulira Kuti? Ziko lolamulidwa limayenda Chonchi? Pitani Ku Rwanda ,Tanzania mukaone kuti akati Kulamulira ndi Chani?

Nyusesi
2 years ago

DPP ndi deal!! If an independent MP wants tangible development, then DPP is the way to go.

Kampiru Kokoma
2 years ago

Sungitsa be careful,Tionana 2014

Nsanje lalanje
2 years ago

Sakuziwa kuti Peter achoka mzalira mwafulumira mavoti akuba anuwo

Ndendeuli
Ndendeuli
2 years ago

Tony Ngalande is hoping to get a contract to supply hot cars to all MPs

Mwananyanian
Mwananyanian
2 years ago

This was not unexpected, if history is anything to go by.
And more “independents” will be joining DPP sooner than later; these people run as “independents” for various reasons, like because they could not pry the then current DPP MPs away from the ticket.
So, DPP will actually have a wide majority, to the chagrin of oChakwera and co.

Neno
Neno
2 years ago

Tony Ngalande wakuba uyu sangalephele kupita ku Dpp kuti akabe nawo nayenso…
Anamutibula ku Mozambiqeu azake akuba popano.

Mapwiya
Mapwiya
2 years ago

Its a mistake to vote for an indepenent candidate. These guys are undecided about what they are doing.

Kanyimbi
Kanyimbi
2 years ago

Who removed a provision of independent MP’s from the Section 65? These guys are chosen by pple who dont belong all parties & why after winning the move to parties without by election why our learned lawyers why do u remain silent when garbage is being spilled in ur face, why? why? why? Aaaaaaah!

Peace
Peace
2 years ago
Reply to  Kanyimbi

By Law, an independent MP can choose to remain independent or join any party represented in Parliament or not. He is a free agent. What is prohibited is for an MP sponsored into the House by a political party to change to another represented there, that’s crossing the floor. So, don’t be gullible, try to learn the Laws of the land!

Bonney Phiri
Bonney Phiri
2 years ago

Akufuna maunduna amenewo,zaziii

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