PP removes Chilenga as chair of parliamentary committee

Former governing People’s Party (PP) has cracked the whip on Chitipa South Constituency, legislator Welani Chilenga,  who was among members of Parliament (MPs) who went against the party’s alleged stance to support the defeated Electoral Reforms Bills during the November meeting of Parliament.

Chilenga removed following an erosion of trust between him and the party

PP has since ‘punished’ Chilenga by removing him from  Natural Resources and Climate Change  Committee in Parliament where he was chairperson.

The party through its parliamentrat leader Ralph Mhone, informed the Speaker’s office’ that  Chilenga has been moved to Media and  Communications Committee as a member.

Chilenga said the redeployment is  a “punishment” for  his  vote against Electoral Reforms Bill including the proposed 50%+1 system of electing a president.

“The decision to join Natural Resources Committee was based on my expertise but I have no media or journalism expertise,” he said.

Chilenga said he will not reject his new posting  in respect of “rule and procedures if political parties and Parliament.”

He, however, said there it “chaos” in PP.

Chilenga, who won on PP ticket, was during President  Peter Mutharika’s rally in Chitipa recently where he was unveiled to the  ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)  supporters as among the MPs who joined the government side in voting against the debating of the 50%+1 electoral reform.

According to PP spokesperson Noah Chimpeni, the move of Chilenga  was normal and that he was once moved  fron Natural Resources committee to another committee.

Some of the PP legislators who voted against or abstained the vote on most of the Electoral Reforms Bills included Rabson Chihaula Shaba of Mzimba South East, Ralph Jooma of Mangochi Monkey-Bay who was absent and  expelled Uladi Mussa the  Salima South MP and former interim president.

Jooma eventually quit his position as PP chief whip in the National Assembly.

MP for Zomba Central Patricia Nangozo, Machinga South East legislator Wilson Ndomondo, Wallace Chawawa of Zomba Chingale and Zomba Changalume MP John Chikalimba voted against the bills.

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santana
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Omex70, look here man. How many by-elections did MCP win since 1994? If winning a by-election is an indication of winning a general election, why has MCP BEEN GOOFING IN ALL PREVIOUS GENERAL ELECTIONS? My argument that time was not that DPP would win the by-elections. If there is a way you can retrieve those posts and you will see that I was challenging MCP that winning a by-election is not winning presidency because even in the same Nsanje-lalanje there was Khamfula for MCP but the party failed in the general election? MCP has been winning by-elections since 1994 but… Read more »
Alomwe Enieni
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eeeeh kuwopsa nkhope akhoza kukanadi bilo ya zisankho uyu

Omex70
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I we Santana ukulimbana ndi MCP chipani chako ndiye chichita liti Convention. You have goofed a lot on analysis of political matters. You cheated yourself that your party will win the bye-elections held on October 17, 2017. You miserably goofed and I believe you fainted upon hearing the results.

santana
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By the end of 2018 there will be no PP. The party is shooting itself on the foot. But why do people blame DPP for nyasi zochitika mu zipani zawo? Chitani kaye convention inu a MCP muone chigumula mu chipanimo.

Mthira Kuwiri
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A Chilenga umthira kuwiri munkachita muli ku MET uja simunasiyebe? Utsogoleri siumafuna choncho. You got to have principles man even if you’re broke! Else the people of Chitipa won’t be voting for you again.

Pathological liar
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My fellow Malawians who wish this country well, we now have an opportunity to get rid of corrupt, egocentric, nepotistic leaders. The power of the ballot, lets be objective & take every opportunity to campaign for change.

Banda
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MPs who voted against 50+1 did the right thing. We don’t need laws just for the sake of it. PP is exploding not because of these MPs but because the party is leader-less.

Omex70
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One of the useless MPs who do not deserve a second chance to parliament. I doubt if he will bounce back to parliament.

Prof. Mathanyula
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Those MPs who supported dpp in parliament are now facing their parties and constituents alone. Where is the dpp that coaxed you to help it in duping Malawians? Zakutsalirani nokha. This is typical of dpp. They use you like a condom and throw you away after their goal has been achieved. Ask Chimango, Chilumpha, JB and the list is long. Those people who never learn from other’s mistakes should face the real music.

2019 is near
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One of the very useless, empty headed MP. He was in support of this accidental president (APM) on persistent blackouts. Chilenga talked shit as chairman of the committee he was heading kunyoza Chakwera, he deserves the chop.

Hon. Grace obama
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I Personally respected Chilenga but his conduct of late has dosappointed many. He is finished. Let someone campaign enough to remove him in Chitipa South especially MCP potential guys. Punish all foolish MPs right away.

John
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CHILENGA AMAZIONA NGATI WAFIKAPO. VERY USELESS GUY. IF HE WAS REPOSITIONING HIMSELF FOR THE MINISTERIAL APPOINTMENT, WAUPONDA!!!

revolution
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MCP can’t win National elections it’s a Lilongwe congress party.

MCP North to South Wooooo
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MCP North to South Wooooo

Js Nsanje and Ndirande where there are MCP MPs are councilors Lilongwe? You are desperate guys. Wait and see….

2019 is near
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you’ve just deliberately forgotten, MCP has MPs in all regions, Nsanje in the south, Karonga and Mzimba in the north za centre ndiye tisanene kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

Ndiye
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I agree MCP can’t stand the heat of national elections. You will agree thou late in 2019 after DPP has won. MCP lacks political stamina. They lack strategies. Full of fishing in own boat. How could they lose the 50+1 campaign in Parliament? Mind you, this is a political parliament. So don’t belittle those guys who were given the gun to shoot what PAC was advancing for Chakwera

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