Kabwila summoned by traditional leaders, maintains she is MCP

After being summoned by traditional leaders from her constituency to clarify on her political affiliation, and stand respectively, parliamentarian for Salima North West Jess Kabwila told the chiefs that party wrangles will never make her leave the party, adding that she will stand on Malawi Congress Party (MCP) ticket come 21 May tripartite polls.

Kabwila: I remain MCP

Speaking on Friday at Chitala ground in Traditional Authority Khombedza Kabwila emphasized   to the local leader that whatever wrangles or force rumours surrounds her, nothing will influences her to resign from MCP.

“I was born MCP and will die that, of course there are rumours that I left the party but that is not true. And I want you to tell people who voted for me in 2014 polls that I am still MCP member and I will remain that,” she said.

She then advised in leaders to mobilize their subjects to go and register in voter registration exercise currently underway in the district adding that it is through voting that allows people to put new government into power.

She therefore urges the chiefs to remind people in the area who are not yet registered that the first phase for voter registration will end in a few days hence the need to go and register for it is their right stipulated to do so in the country’s constitution.

In his remarks, Village Headman Paulo said the chiefs decided to summon the parliamentarian so she can clarify rumours surrounding her of dumping her party as well as about wrangles in MCP.

“You know it is us people who voted for our parliamentarians into office and during the ongoing voter registration most registrants were reluctant to go and register and we decided to summon her for clarification,” he said.

The parliamentarian therefore added that after hearing reports that numbers for eligible registrants are dwindling each and every day in most of the registration centers  she will conduct a tour in her constituency in order to mobilize people to go and register in preparation for the next year polls.

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masa masina
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masa masina

Lets give Kabwira a chance. A reformed Kabwira will certainly benefit MCP. Malawi needs more women MP in parliament.

QueenB
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QueenB

I kinda like her. She has a true MCP spirit, we never quit no matter what. Different from Msowoya. Born MCP and will die MCP! Persistent even when the going gets tougher. She is not an opportunist like some of these new MCP members.

#DzukaniAmalawi
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#DzukaniAmalawi

I thought traditional leaders are supposed to be non-partisan. Why are they getting actively nvolved in politics. They lead people who may belong to different political parties so why affiliate themselves to one politically and openly so.

kaitano
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kaitano

Bwana Dzukani, read the statement again, i think you have missed something.
The chiefs said its because its them who voted for her, am sure they have done a good job since she is still their representative, i would may be agree with you that what these chiefs have done, they should not stop there and or they have shown the love they have upon their child, this also should apply to the one who may come after her. Thank you

Cashgate1
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Non of the traditional leaders are non-partisan, they all belong to a party. Only that as a leader there is need to separate or recognize that not everyone belong to your party and it has to be respected and work with everyone by virtue of being such. Stupidity comes when you think it all about the party that you belong.

Yahya Yahya Jammeh
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Awinanso if what she is saying is true.

Systems THinker
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Systems THinker

zitsiru za mafumu. AkanakhalaNgollongoliwa bwenzi muli fwi fwi fwi kuti akulowelerandale koma poti ndi zagule wankulu nde ayi. Chikuwakhunza za MCP ndi chani okuba ma coupon wa mpaka kumapanga summon mp

Andrew o Majawa
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Andrew o Majawa

Ms Kabwila feels so important that people were dissuaded from registering to vote because of the uncertainty of her candidacy: And, now Ms Kabwila to the rescue; she will go from village to village and urge citizens to vote. Poor Jessie K. This is one of her attributes, of self importance, that really alienates many people. Not only or just men. She’s in a no-win position, to be sure: There is no way MCP will endorse her candidacy; and if she runs as an independent, and wins, that would be but a pyrrhic victory. She craves so much influence and… Read more »

Zam'tonda
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Zam'tonda

The lady is principled despite a barrage of vitriolic remarks by her political rivals. May her big tongue will be tamed as she nears the 2019 polls. The local leadership is her lifeline they’re willing to go to any lengths to salvage her political career let’s hope that Chakwera at the top will exercise his political clemency by recycling her into the system beyond MCP she has no parliamentary future it would mean going back to the corridors of academic freedoms. We had all along thought that we were on the verge of producing a Margaret Thatcher ooo goooo chipwadza!!… Read more »

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