MP Chilenga irks MCP in Sona debate: Party lacks front benchers from North Malawi

Chitipa South legislator Werani Chilenga of People’s Party ( PP) currently associating with ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) on Tuesday irked opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) attacking it of practicing nepotism.

Chilenga could be appointed minister

Chilenga pointed out during the State of the Nation Address (Sona) debate  that MCP is a party which lacks front benchers from the North.

But  Lilongwe Mapuyu South MP Joseph Njobvuyalema disputed Chilenga, saying the highest position in the House, that of the Speaker, is held by MCP MP Richard Msowoya of Karonga, who is from the North.

Chilenga, who used to be critical of DPP-led government until last year when he was part of the delegation which met President Peter Mutharika, stunned the House when he praised government .

MCP  legislator for Salima North, Jessie Kabwila standing out of order, said Chilenga was bette4r offf to cross the floor  “instead of saying what he is saying while sitting [on opposition benches].”

Chilenga’s comments were contrary to leader of People’s Party in the House Ralph Mhone sentiments, describing DPP as a failed entity with broken promises and full of lies as there is nothing much to show development-wise.

In a leaked audio clip between Cabinet minister Kondwani Nankhumwa and the party’s secretary general (SG) Gressielder Jeffrey,  the Minister who is also Leader of the House, hinted that President Peter Mutharika is planning to draft Chilenga in his Cabinet in an impending reshuffle.

“But the President never listens to anyone. Now he wants to bring in Chitipa South MP, Werani Chilenga,” said Nankhumwa in the telephone conversation.

DPP Secretary General commented: “​​​​​But can Chilenga get his hands dirty the way we would wish? Never! Yet no way can he reshuffle while Parliament is sitting [which means we are stuck with these leeches for almost two months from now] I don’t think he can – maybe July August. But Chilenga and I – we chat very well. I know him, he is not childish, but still he cannot… Alright”.

Jeffrey  also questioned the allegiance of Cabinet ministers Henry Mussa and Joseph Mwanamvekha, among other issues.

The leak came out after DPP cadets embarrassed President Mutharika at Parliament in Lilongwe on Friday, where they disrupted opening of the budget session and attacked their own members, legislators Noel Masangwi and Patricia Kaliati, allegedly for supporting Vice President Saulos  Chilima’s presidential candidacy.

Jeffrey is in the audio heard saying she was also suspicious of Mwanamvekha, claiming as Agriculture minister, he never took instructions on how to handle fertiliser subsidy coupons to help party members and refused to be part of the looting scheme.

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che nnungu
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Who doesn’t know this is a Mad man

Zam'tonda
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Zam'tonda

The worst prostitute Chitipa is now in a state of mourning for Chilenga has sold his soul to the devil opportunism rules his jungle kingdom Chitipa will now print a book about political prostitution heading the list will be hon. W. Chilenga. Yes the late Rt Hon Roswell Munyenyembe is groaning in his eternal sleep for Chitipa is now a ship on high seas of total political prostitution filthy bastard Chilenga

Kibaki
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Kibaki

Chilenga tsopano

Omex70
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Omex70

Chilenga is another political prostitute who is trying to align his pocket with DPP for his stomach. He is as useless as Uladi Mussa.

Murupale pa Thyolo
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Murupale pa Thyolo

Chilenga Unduna uvutatu apa. Zinthu zayalusidwa kale inu mukuvutika kuteteza zinthu zosatetezeka. Kkkkkkk tiyenazo Chilenga. What you were promised will not materialise. Kuntunda kwavuta ati Biggie sakumvanso za munthu.

Mwananyanian
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Mwananyanian

Kodi a Kabwira mulipo? Munali kuti for one or two months? Kodi Munafoila eti?
Your silence did erode some of your credibility, because it is reasonable to think that you got depressed based on the fact that you and others were kicked out of MCP in earnest. Surprising though, that some of the Mphongo who were expelled with you have since come out swinging. You should have followed their exemplary actions, to be sure.
Evidently, politics is not for the faint hearted like you.

Youna
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Youna

Osangoyamika kuti of all MPs MCP inasankha MSowoya from the North kukhala bwana wa Parliament. Kodi a Chilenga mutu wawo umagwira koma?

Pido
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Pido

Does the speaker sit on MCP front line benches in parliament? That office is not a party office

Agenda Setting Theory
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Agenda Setting Theory

Politicians don’t vote for themselves if people from the north did not vote for MCP did you expect it to have many MPs from the north?

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