MCP parliamentary caucus to appoint leader of opposition

Main opposition, the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) says it is not under pressure to appoint leader of opposition to replace Lazarus Chakwera.

Veteran legislators in MCP: Dzoole Mwale (right) with Lingston Belekanyama

Party spokesperson Maurice Munthali said the MCP parliamentary caucus will appoint the leader when the legislators meet just before the start of the mid-year budget review on March 5.

“Consultations are going on very well on the matter. Our members of parliament will meet during the caucus to appoint the leader,” said Munthali.

Party sources say the party has earmarked Harry Mkandawire, the second vice president of the MCP to take over from Chakwera.

A political scientist Mustafa Hussein has advised the party to elect a person with wide knowledge of parliamentary procedures.

“The person should be active and vibrant in parliament as well,” said Hussein.

Chakwera resigned as leader of opposition to comply with electoral law as he is vying for the presidency of the country.

 

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Vinjenje
Vinjenje
2 years ago

Give the position to Juliana Lunguzi. The woman is articulate.

Nyankhoma
Nyankhoma
2 years ago

Juliana

VOICE OF THE POOR
VOICE OF THE POOR
2 years ago

We just support the party not any individual person, who ever will be elected ….we will respect and support him..

Belekanyama
Belekanyama
2 years ago

The entire presidency of MCP is in male hands so I feel it is fair to put a lady to finish the good work started by Dr. Laz . Juliana is good enough to lead and so is Hon. Lower from KK

James
James
2 years ago

Mpaseni mkandawile yemweyo nzakanthawi kocepa izi

Maunits
Maunits
2 years ago

I concur Ssten Gwengwe to vibrant indeed though it might be undermining the party authority since the second Veep is also in August House.

Joe
Joe
2 years ago
Reply to  Maunits

I think Mkandawire is the right person right now being the third in command

Nansongole
Nansongole
2 years ago

MCP do not choose those who lost primaries or those who might not win next elections. We dont want to hear these names Dzoole, Belekamoyo and Njobvuyalema. Harry or Abusa a Munthali can do better

Nyapapi
2 years ago
Reply to  Nansongole

abusa a munthali ndi mp? tamavetsani abale

Maliseche a Chimulirenji
Maliseche a Chimulirenji
2 years ago
Reply to  Nyapapi

KIKIKIKKKIKIKKI PHUMA ANTHUWA

Nyadaufe
2 years ago

Both Belekanyama and Dzoole Mwale cannot represent the opposition- they do not have aorta to raise substantive issues in the August House. Not different from Chimulirenji. Sosten Gwengwe can be the right substitute.

kachamba
kachamba
2 years ago
Reply to  Nyadaufe

I gree with you SOSTEN GWENGWE is gud

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