MCP downplays decision of MP Chakwantha to revert to independent status

The opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has downplayed the decision by one of its legislators Louis Chankwantha to  resign from the party in parliament to become independent.

Chakwantha (left) with MCP leader Lazarus Chakwera: Part ways

Chankwantha, Member of Parliament for Lilongwe South West, made the announcement Monday declaring that he will no longer be part of MCP MPs in parliament.

The Speaker of Parliament  made the announcement on  that Chankwantha has asked to be allocated a seat amongst independent MPs.

MCP publicity secretary oRev Maurice Munthali  told Nyasa Times that the party has accepted the member’s resignations.

Munthali said: “Chankhwantha won on an independent ticket. He made a personal decision, taking into consideration so many factors, to join the Malawi Congress Party. It has pleased him to revert to his original position. We respect his rights and choices. As a party, we appreciate the services he rendered while he was in our fold”.

Chankwantha in his interview said he was still an MCP supporter.

He however, did not say whether he will fight the next election as an independent MP .

When asked about what is next for MCP in the Lilongwe south west constituency, Rev Munthali said: “As for the Malawi Congress Party, we will focus on retaining the Parliamentary Seat under a different representative of the people of Lilongwe South West Constituency. Our presence as a Party there is undoubtedly strong and we remain optimistic of retaining the seat after the 2019 polls and beyond”.

During his time in MCP , Chankwantha held several positions including Director of Youths as well as helping with the legal affairs of the party.

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chimanga chaponda
2 years ago

Mature politics…… no insults to opposing voices

Mfumu yopanda madyela
Mfumu yopanda madyela
2 years ago

Now, how does this downplay word come into use here? Poor journalism at play. You don’t make an article interesting by putting in your own words. Please guys be patriotic enough and sober minded when thinking of the best heading for the article. If i were mark, this was automatically an 0. You can consult if need be and am available to help.

Nalingula
Nalingula
2 years ago

In MCP you have to sign an Agreement kuti ngati mwaluza ma primary you will not stand as an Independent candidate anthu athawa sanati.Ife ma memba Tiri phee.Chipani cha fuko.

Mfumu yopanda madyela
Mfumu yopanda madyela
2 years ago
Reply to  Nalingula

Waiona kukula game. But that is how you show how mature you are. Ngati anthu akukufuna they will rally behind you once more.

Wani
Wani
2 years ago
Reply to  Nalingula

Nalingula, it’s not democratic to do so. People have the right to stand as independent if they have lost primaries.

nganya
nganya
2 years ago

Munthali, that’s the way you talk when someone leaves. Very good, kunyozana ayi, I like this kind of politics.

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