MP Chakwantha dumps MCP, Njobvuyalema and others to follow
Problems in main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) still continue with reports of discontent among its members that will lead to more Members of Parliament ditching the party with Lilongwe South West legislator Peter Chakwantha leading the way to declare himself independent representative.
Speaker Richard Msowoya announced Chakwantha’s decision on Monday in Parliament.
According to Msowoya, Chakwantha asked to be allocated a seat among independent legislators.
Chakwantha, a former chairperson of the Legal Affairs Committee, was elected in 2014 on an independent ticket but joined the opposition MCP a month after the polls.
“I have decided to revert to my earlier position as an independent MP, people who sent me to the August House will understand,’’ said Chakwantha.
The young legislator said he would give more details at a later date.
His decision comes just over a month after the party held its convention and a year before the 2019 tripartite Elections and reports that there more cracks in the party.
Nyasa Times understands that more veteran MCP legislators are disenfranchised with the leadership and would want to break ranks with the party.
The legislators include the Speaker Msowoya, Joseph Njobvuyalema, Jessie Kabwila, Vitus Dzoole Mwale and Lington Belekanyama.
So he wasn’t on the MCP ticket to begin with, how is that a loss to MCP? MCP die-hard will take over the constituency.
CONGRATULATIONS CHAKWANTHA!!!!!! You have done the deed and let other patriots join the fray.We Malawians in diaspora strongly and candidly support your patriotism with the highest respects.We Malawians have suffered obnoxiously for the rest of our independence and your decision to dump the MCP,is indeed,the right nationalism that people will never forget you in their history books.Any real Malawian,could not have settled in the MCP which killed and imprisoned thousands of our innocent people.We in diaspora,have decided to support Chilima and his Party in the sense that,he shows sense of trust and love of his country.Rev Chakwera and Rev.Munthali threw… Read more »
Monkey in diaspora,kikkkkkk kuthawa kupeleka mtsonkho. Chilima and his party? which party is that? Chilima party? Am sure Chilima is angry with your comment.
Chilima is an Activist if you don’t know ask me.
Kodi ku Emusipiko, M’busa wakugwa nayenso wayamba lebwedelebwede. Basi mupatseni chipanicho n’kaladi ndi nkazake Al Qaeda.
Ayamba khale ,Ayamba khale kunjekunje….kkkk.In MCP you have to sign an Agreement that you won’t contest as an Independent if you lose the primaries .Athawe ndi ambiri.Koma ma memba Tiri phee.
Let them join the shitholes like kutsaila, Ntaba, kaliwo, Margaret maimba, Msowoya etc. They will end up shooting themselves in 2019 like Kamanya. Mwamuwona mmene watuwira Ken Lipenga. He looks as if he is just coming from prison or hospital.
those did not have mcp seed in them,they came for a reason or a season
Ndale kuseketsa pano tiyambeso kujama ya MCP…poyamba inali ya kaliwo, then Aford, kenako DPP Chilima movement pano yabweleraso ku MCP…am sure this is just the beginning we expect more drama
Congratulations Chakwantha. Chalaka mpingo chipani sichingakwanise. All the best the young lawyer!!!!!
Nanu a nyasatimes, these are not problems. This is what we call political prunning. Let the goooooo please
Insiders have confided in me that these are people who are against primaries as they fear they wont make it with those aspiring for the seats as well. They wanted Chakwera to appoint them to represent the party next year but he has emphasized on primaries as one way of consolidating democracy to new MCP politics. Let them go. Learn from Ntaba, Kuntsaira, Kayembe and others
many go. Those who want to ride on fh back of leaders. MCP is for change. All lebwedelebwede go. Get some more. This is new mcp