Mbilizi makes U-turn on joining MCP:  To contest as independent in Chiradzulu Central

Academician Dr Margaret Asalele Mbilizi has made a change of heart  after she recently joined main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and disclosed that she is going to stand as an independent parliamentary candidate in Chiradzulu Central Constituency in the 2019 Tripartite elections.

Margret Asalele Mbilizi: I’m indipendent
Mbiliz a with her supporters  when MCP welcomed her in their party

Mbilizi, a former ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) member,  recently was welcomed by MCP in the party but she had said she would rather be independent.

She pledges to build a world class girls leadership academy in Chiradzulu Central once elected.

But for the meanwhile, she is already working with an American NGO to build four needy school blocks in the area.

“I have big plans for Chiradzulu Central, I want to bring development projects to my constituency,” Mbilizi told Nyasa Times. “I am a passionate gender activist with a strong drive to improve girls’ education and that’s why I plan to build a world class girls leadership academy in the area. This is my life time dream.”

She also pledges to improve water and electricity supply in the area by promoting the use of solar energy and green house farming.

“I will work with women and youth groups to improve their capacity to access capital and generate income.” She said.

Pressed to explain why she has change her heart on MCP membership,  she said: “Yes, I explored the possibility of running on an MCP ticket, but my supporters rejected the proposition. I did not  join MCP officially.  The truth of the matter is that I will contest as an independent candidate.

“In 2014, I contested in Chiradzulu Central on a DPP ticket and lost narrowly to an independent candidate. I received 9 700 votes in this election. My supporters have requested me to stand as an independent candidate in 2019. “

She added: “The [constituents] say they don’t want party politics because of the current political turbulence in the country. As much as I would have loved to run with a preferred political party, I have to respect the wishes of my voters because they are the ones who will decide the election.”

The Associate Professor’s political career started as early as 2000 when she became special assistant to President Bakili Muluzi and in 2004 she worked on late Bingu wa Mutharika’s campaign.

She shared offices with the presidential candidate at Unit House in Blantyre while serving as Executive Director of the Bakili Muluzi Institute.

Mbilizi has taught at three different US universities for eight years where she attained associate professorship.

She studied at Stella Maris Secondary School where she got selected to Chancellor College where she obtained a Bachelor of Education degree with Credit.

Mbilizi then taught at three secondary schools before proceeding to pursue a Master of Education in Management and Planning at Chancellor College and upon completion she was hired by the University of Malawi Central Administration where she rose through the ranks from Assistant Registrar to Deputy University Registrar.

She later studied for a Masters in Instructional Systems Technology and a PhD in Education Policy Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington.

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Arnold Malasha
Arnold Malasha
2 years ago

She’s run out of ideas she failed 2014, she will fail again 2019…..MCP woyeee

SKC
SKC
3 years ago

Adamuthila madzi oyipa a Chair mayiyu, mutu sumagwila. sazakula kamoyo kaya uhulehule eee, waona kuti kuti mcp palibe akamuvule ngati momwe amamuchitila a Chair Nthawi imeneyo, akumati asana Mia akumaona Quran, akaona Chakwera akumaona Bible. Kkkkkk wamenya u turn akuganiza za Saulo

Kibaki
Kibaki
3 years ago

but why do Africans try to look like europeans? Isnt this total madness u africans?

Walusungu
Walusungu
3 years ago

Lowani UTM mai

mediaz
mediaz
3 years ago

Mwakalamba inu angakuvotere ndindani galu iwe.Ku MCP umafunako chani?Pamene unkalowa MCP masapota ukunenawo adali kuti?Umafuna uchiwononge chipachi?Suzawina ndi independent wakowo,,,,,kkk

mtete
mtete
3 years ago

So you got what you wanted; blackmailing DPP into getting what you wanted or else you would join MCP, DPP’s worst enemy. We know DPP advised you to run as an independent because they cannot disqualify the constituency candidate without causing discontent. You will switch to DPP after winning

I should have known better than believing Chiradzulu can produce am MCP MP at this stage.

Bingu wa Mutharika
Bingu wa Mutharika
3 years ago

Anthu odzikonda awa achina Mbilizi, too arrogant and selfish

MASO ENA
MASO ENA
3 years ago

NDI MZUNGU WAKU CHILADZULU??

Ntengo wa Kesia
Ntengo wa Kesia
3 years ago
Reply to  MASO ENA

Iwe unkayetsa kuti ku Chiradzulo kilibe azungu eti?

Jumo
Jumo
3 years ago

Maggie Mbilizi, you wanted to stand for MCP ku CHiradzulo? Are you mad?

Khima
Khima
3 years ago

Umangodziwilatu mutu waboila

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