Zikhale emerges favourite MCP candidate for Parliamentary speaker role

The jockeying to become the next  Speaker of Parliament has started in earnest with one name that is quickly emerging as the frontliner to be fielded byMalawi Congress Party  (MCP) is Member of Parliament for Nkhatabay South Ken Zikhale Ng’oma.

Zikhale: Now honourable member of parliament

The National Assembly leadership race will not be decided until after the new legislators’ oath of office set for June 17 and 18.

After the swearing-in ceremony, the 2019-2024 cohort of legislators elected in the May 21 2019 Tripartite Elections will then elect the House’s Speaker, First Deputy Speaker and Second Deputy Speaker.

The maneuvering is playing out in  both the MCP, which and the governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) which has 62 members  in the 193-seat National Assembly followed by MCP and independent candidates with 55 apiece.

In the new Parliament, United Democratic Front (UDF) will have 10 seats, People’s Party (PP) five, UTM Party four and Alliance for Democracy (Aford) one.

The Speaker becomes the head of the legislator, another arm of government.

“The Executive  arm of government has President Peter Mutharika  from  the south, the vice president  Everton Chimulirenji  from the central region, the likely leader of opposition  Dr Lazarus Chakwera from the Central region, and it would only be wise to consider somebody from the north as the Speaker of the house,” commented one MCP new lawmaker.

The new Speaker will replace Richard Msowoya who did not return to the House after opting not to contest for his Karonga Nyungwe seat which he left it to his daughter Luwano but lost on UTM ticket.

But Zikhale, who is making a debut in Parliament,  played down the link to the Speaker’s job.

“It’s always good when people see something in you, however while it is flattering that I am being spoken highly of as being the potential speaker, it is not up to me to make that decision. My party MCP has its procedures and will shortlist potential candidates first, however, if it happens that I have been shortlisted then I am available to serve my country,” said Zikhale.

An  independent member  of parliament from Lilongwe City south west  Nancy Tembo is also tipped for the role.

Meanwhile, Clerk of Parliament Fiona Kalemba said in a statement that prior to the swearing -in ceremony, there will be an orientation workshop for the members-elect to be held at Bingu International Convention Centre from 10th to 14th June.”

The orientation workshop is expected to equip newly-elected MPs with information on government operations and contemporary issues relevant to their parliamentary work.

The swearing-in ceremony will be followed by a meeting of Parliament to debate and approve the 2019/20 National Budget.

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Neno
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Neno

Please our Mcp Mp’s dont make that mistake of puting Zikhale to be the speaker of the house….
That will be a biggest mistake.

Please look for someone..

Kumodzikumawa
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Kumodzikumawa

Have Zikhale as Speaker and the first thing he will do is open line of communications to Peter Mutharika to negotiate a bribe. No No No No and No to Zikhale not if MCP wants to bribe free Speaker

Kwacha Wako ndi Wako
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Kwacha Wako ndi Wako

Sorry to say but Zikhale from Nkhata Bay will he be satisfied just being a Speaker?

Bingiza
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Bingiza

What a joke. From Richard Msowoya to Zikhale Promotions hahahahaha.

MCP Be Warned
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MCP Be Warned

Zikhale is a political prostitute Number 1. The beginning of the dictatorship of Bingu wa Mutharika was encouraged by the same Zikhale. Should MCP want a Judas Iscariot who will sell out MCP for 30 pieces of silver than this is surly going to happen with Zikhale as Speaker.

Nyankhoma
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Nyankhoma

MCP, please do NOT make that mistake. You have people like Kandodo Ken, Nancy tempo, Catherine nyaHaram, Sosten, Chimpeni. Zikhale just does not have the qualities and the perspnality for speaker

Wiseman
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Wiseman

Unfortunately these days people prefer idiots for important positions. If Chimulirenji is our Vice President then Zikhale might as well be the president not talk of speaker

tosh
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tosh

zikhale is the best and he deserve it

Joy
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Joy

Zikhale Promotions for Speaker????????????????

Tipex Janensah
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Tipex Janensah

With the serious irregularities especially the tipex issue I decided to do atipex experiment. I wrote a cheque, defaced it with tipex and changed the figures and signed.I posted the cheque. Few days later I received the cheque back with an apology and explanation. They politely informed me that they cannot accept that cheque. I wrote back to them with the reference to Malawi elections that tipex was used and a top lawyer Jane Ansah accepted the results and tippexing according to the Malawi law is ok. I even enclosed the evidence of tippexed election papers. The next thing the… Read more »

Ankhwinda
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Ankhwinda

Goma guyz ku malawi ndi kawawa

Kaitano
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Kaitano

In Malawi everything is possible

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