UDF MPs, Billy Kaunda vote ‘yes’ as Kamlepo sticks with DPP in ‘no’  

Malawi parliament allowed to waive the  28 days  notice to accommodate Electoral Commission Act ammendment motion to be adopted as directed by the Constitutional Court on February 3 2020

Lilian Patel:  UDF leader in the House the process of the Electoral Reforms Bills

The motion had to go into division before it was eventually adopted.

During the division—the process where Parliament takes a vote by physically counting the legislators by their vote—97 MPs in the 193-seat National Assembly voted in support of the motion while 82 objected it and two abstained including Tony Ngalande. (Balaka North). Eleven legislators were absent.

“Motion to wave 28 days notice has been carried,” Speaker of National Assembly Catherine Gotani Hara said after announcing the results of the votes.

While the ruling Democratic Porgressive Party members were voting ‘no’ against the waiver, the United Democratic Front (UDF) with its 10 MPs were voting with the opposition block in support as well as 4 MPs from UTM Party and majority opposition bences of Malawi Congress Party (MCP).

However, independent Mzimba West’s Billy Kaunda who on Wednesday voted against the motion for electoral reform bills on Thursday voted “yes” for the waiver.

But Mathews Ngwale  of Chiradzulu West and  Rumphi East member of Parliament (MP) Kamlepo Kalua of People’s Party (PP) continued to vote with DPP on ‘No’.

Others who votes ‘no’ included  Eurita Ntiza Valeta (Nsanje South West),  Kenneth Ndovi, an from Karonga Nyungwe, (Mangochi East) Francesca Masamba Theula,  Mulanje South East MP Naomi Kilekwa, Gladys Ganda of Nsanje Lalanje, Welani Chilenga of Chitipa South and MP for Balaka West Bertha Ndebele.

The motion on the Electoral Commission Act (Amendment), among others, proposes that the power of the President to appoint members of the commission be exercised on the recommendation of the Public Appointments Committee of Parliament.

The Bill also makes ancillary provisions with respect to the office of MEC chief elections officer (CEO)for the better management of the fresh presidential election. It suggests that the Clerk of Parliament replaces the MEC CEO.

The Constitution Court gave Parliament 21 days from February 3 2020 to make appropriate provisions for the holding of the presidential run-off in the event that no single candidate secures the constitutional majority under Section 80(2) of the Constitution as interpreted by the court.

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winstonmsowoya
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winstonmsowoya

KAMLEPO BEHAVES LIKE A PROSTITUTE,HE HAS NO POLITICAL REAL TREND,HE HAS SO FAR JOINED J.BANDA’S PARTY AFTER ABANDONING MULUZI’S UDF AND IAM NOT CERTAIN ABOUT MUTHALIKA’S DPP.SINCE HE HAS BEEN IN PARLIAMENT,HIS CONSTITUENCY REMAINS UNPROGRESSIVE IN THE NORTH.I THINK MALAWIANS STILL REMEMBER WHAT HE INVOLVED THE POLICE IN FAKE SCANDAL.WE WISH YOU GOOD LUCK.

innocent gama
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innocent gama

Bravo Billy Kaunda . side with the poor don’t be taken with these Nepotism people . thanks for thinking fast . For this idiot ali ndi magalimoto a hot uyu wokonda ndalama yu uona umo uthere sewera ndi Rumphi east Aise .

nyarugwe
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nyarugwe

who wants to go to his grave a poor man?

Ida
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Ida

Buy you don’t carry anything to the grave except for a few things that might be of your choice either

Naluso
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Naluso

A Kamlepo ananu, agudwa! Antha ngati nsalu u kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk – He should be named loudly and shamed l

National CEO
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National CEO

The end of Kamlepo Kalua.

wakikiki
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wakikiki

i now understand why kamlepo is supporting DPP kamlepo in the past years could talk with lungs out accusing the government when ever things go wrong but since that time he faked his kidnapping or call it mannaping since then he has always been in support of government . I suspect something fishy . This is not kamlepo i know for sure.

KK wa ku Mangochi
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Kamlepo has been a Chameleon ever since. Remember the time of Bakili. He was silenced by a min bus given to him by Bakili. He is such a useless Politian like Mr Change Goal. Mbuzi izi.

Ngungu
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Ngungu

oky

Davie Chiluba
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Davie Chiluba

Ngungu

Davie Chiluba
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Davie Chiluba

oky

Destroyer of liars
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Well done our MPs. I am particularly impressed by the stand taken by UDF MPs to vote with their fellow opposition members. MEC chief elections officer must be moved to any department to complete his contract and thereafter should be shown the exit passage. After Sangwani Mwafulirwa and his fellow useless managers should follow Alufandika. Operation Cleaning MEC should start now.