Mzimba MP Chiluba challenges ruling DPP: ‘You can’t unseat me’

Mzimba North East member of Parliament (MP) Olipa Muyaba Chiluba,  has said the governing Democrtaic Progressive Party (DPP)  should forget about their idea of unseating her for the 2019 May tripartite elections, describing the plot as an “entirely fruitless” agenda.

MP Chiluba Muyaba confident she will keep her seat

Feathers were ruffled recently when DPP campaign director, Jappie Mhango alongside outspoken northern region governor, Kenneth Sanga—who toured Mzimba North East—demonized Muyaba as nothing and swore to root her off.

They said the same would happen to her counterpart, Agness Nyalonje-Ridley of People’s Party (PP) who defeated incumbent finance minister, Goodall Gondwe, in the 2014 elections.

She said: “Mhango and Sanga are burdening themselves with a cheap propaganda campaign which will not shame at all.”

According to her, she has accomplished what most of those who want to unseat her can do.

She told Nyasa Times on Wednesday: “I have carefully used the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) to bring more development to Mzimba North East.”

She cited school blocks in her constituency as some of her achievements as far as CDF is concerned.

“I’m the true representation of development and I’ve no doubt I’ll sail through again in the next election,” she said.
With the general election due in about fourteen months’ time, over nine self-proclaimed candidates, like DPP, are already making desperate moves to wrestle Mzimba North East from Muyaba.

Catherine Gotani-Hara, a former Cabinet Minister and lawmaker for the area and a likely candidate for the main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP), is one of such people and is poised to be Muyaba’s main competitor.

Muyaba acknowledges Hara’s presence in the constituency, saying “at least, she [Hara] exudes some energy to wrestle with me. Otherwise, DPP and the other candidates are just wasting their time.”

Since she set her feet in Parliament in 2014, Muyaba chaired the Defence and Security Committee, she was member of International Relations and State and Enterprise Committees and is currently a member of Agriculture and Legal Affairs Committees and Women Parliamentary Caucus.

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2014 vote in as far as mzimba north east constituency is concerned, was about using Nyamyaba to remove the arrogant Nyahara who took the seat by mistake and failed dismally to develop it despite being a cabinet minister. Now Nyamyaba has done her job and she’s got to go. Those of us who are bpnafide citizens in Mzimba North East know that this time our Mp will be a humble, young man born and raised in the constituency. Two terms for a fruitless female leadership and now it’s a males turn. Ise tili mu constituency ndimo tikumanyira nthe. 2019 is… Read more »


Olipa myaba has clearly stated here that DPP is wasting time. Only Catherine hara seem poised to wrestle the mantle from her. What are comments for? Sanga and jappie are busy cheating agogo a peter muthalika ndi agogo Goodall gondwe. Kulibe DPP Ku ekwendeni. Edgar had the chance koma kulowa DPP munamwa poison. U know that


Badall Gondwe has reached his sell by date. people of Mzimba north East are not so gullible to vote for him



Chimunthu Chino

Kodi ku mpoto kulibe akazi okongola?


Iwenso mp ukudziwa kuti nyahara ndi boma


Paweme Nyamyaba.2019 Mp wazamuwa mwanalume kuno ku Mzimba North East


Fwendenge ukunamatu iwe. Muyaba is the one most us see hope in. Para ukupera nkhuteta just wait for 2019 wamukulira kuti ngwengweng`we! Mark my words!


my foot what developments lady Muyaba, you are surely out 2019. our constituency will not miss you.