Hypocrisy: Chakwera, Entire MCP Against 50+1…’But we cannot say that in public; that can damage our reputation’

Chakwera: Not comfortable with 50+1

The opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) is not comfortable on the wholesale tabling of the electoral reforms Bills, Nation on Sunday has learnt.

Though leader of opposition Lazarus Chakwera threatened to boycott deliberations in the House if the reform Bills are not tabled, sources in the party said MCP is equally not comfortable with the 50+1 proposal.

“Our president promised PAC that he would push for these Bills, but for sure as a party we are also not ready for 50+1-It can also work to our disadvantage.

“But we cannot say that in public; that can damage our reputation as a party which believes in democracy and everyone is looking up to us for a better Malawi,” said the source who is a member of the MCP national executive committee.


Leader of opposition Lazarus Chakwera last Thursday met representatives of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP0 on the way forward on the Electoral Reforms Bills.

Chakwera according to sources, was accompanied by MCP chief whip Robin Lowe while the government side was represented by Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs Samuel Tembenu and leader of the House Kondwani Nankhumwa.

Both Chakwera and Nankhumwa confirmed about the meeting to Nation on Sunday.

“During the meeting Chakwera asked government to present to Parliament lesser controversial bills, and delay the 50+1. The leader of opposition was clear that he is also not for 50+1, but cannot openly say so because he promised PAC that he will push for it. “said the source.

Two MCP MPs from Kasungu and two others from Lilongwe collaborated the matter.



74 Responses to "Hypocrisy: Chakwera, Entire MCP Against 50+1…’But we cannot say that in public; that can damage our reputation’"

  1. Innocent J. Moyo   December 4, 2017 at 5:45 pm

    Well explained
    Akukanawo ndi adyera!!!!

  2. William Makwama   December 4, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    Let the bill be discuss those who pushes this should put their signature if something will go wrong then that person or organization has to answer

  3. William Makwama   December 4, 2017 at 7:32 pm

    Akupasani bill abwana akufuna awone amene akusogolera cholinga chakuti zikazavuta musazamunamizire APM kuti akuyikani mavuto that is my views

  4. William Makwama   December 4, 2017 at 7:35 pm

    It is a debate this show that everyone is commenting we shall use these comments in future if this bill pass is fruitful or not

  5. Felix Pingeni Kanyama   December 5, 2017 at 4:28 am

    He could not have walked out of parliament in protest


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