MP regrets voting against 50+1 bill

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A Member of Parliament (MP) from Mzimba has said sorry to her constituents  for rejecting the 50 percent + 1 bill in Parliament.

Mzimba North East MP Olipa Muyaba told her constituents she regrets not voting for the Presidential, Parliamentary and Local Government Elections Bill.

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Parliament shot down the 50+1 bill

The bill which is one of the Electoral Reforms Bills aims at changing the system of electing president, MPs and Councillors from the current system to 50 percent+1.

“I would like to tell people of my constituency that I owe them an apology for saying ‘no’ to the bill without consulting them. Sorry for that and I apologise,” Muyaba told her constituents at Ekwendeni in the district.

She claimed that she rejected the bill because it included new provisions hence was different to the one being advocated by Public Affairs Committee (PAC).

During the meeting the voters told the legislator to avoid being used by the Democratic Progressive Party government.

They also ordered her to withdraw her vote on the 50 percent+1 bill by writing the Speaker of Parliament before Sunday.

Special Constituency Taskforce Chairperson Gerald Dube told the local media that they called for a meeting with the MP after observing that it was the second time she had voted contrary to the constituents’ wishes.

“The first time was during the debate on land bills. People in the constituency opposed them but she voted in support of them. So, we thought it is only proper to remind her of her duties,” he said.

 

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  1. TO ME, NO SURPRISE! NO WONDER! THAT IS HOW MALAWIAN POLITICS IS. TANGOZISIYANI IZI, MUKAZITENGERA MUTUPA NAZO CHABE MUTU. LET THEM FULFIL THEIR AIM. DON’T FORGET THAT MONEY TALKS, WHO ARE THEY? OR WHO ARE YOU COMPARED WITH MONEY. KULI BWINO TISAMAVOTE TIMANGOTAYA NTHAWI YATHU. NDICHIMODZIMODZI KUTI TILIBE ATNHU OTIIMILA KU PARLIAMENT. KOMA GUYS APA NDIYE ATIONJEZA!

  2. TO ME, NO SURPRISE! NO WONDER! THAT IS HOW MALAWIAN POLITICS IS. TANGOZISIYANI IZI, MUKAZITENGERA MUTUPA NAZO CHABE MUTU. LET THEM FULFIL THEIR AIM. DON’T FORGET THAT MONEY TALKS, WHO ARE THEY? OR WHO ARE YOU COMPARED WITH MONEY. KULI BWINO TISAMAVOTE TIMANGOTAYA NTHAWI YATHU. NDICHIMODZIMODZI KUTI TILIBE ATNHU OTIIMILA KU PARLIAMENT. KOMA GUYS APA NDIYE ATIONJEZA!

  3. Atha ma k200 000 omwe adakupatsani barabayo? ur a foolish dog dere’s nothing in u mukalolopa kuma toilet kwa barabayo!!!

  4. Those mps who regect de bill of 50+1 pliz x 5 do not come to ur consitituency &assemble de pple ,we r very angry with u.

  5. While I support her choice of conscience by voting No to 50+1, I feel sorry for her political future. The north is no play zone. Generally. One needs to respect the people who gave you the ticket. She is finished. Angodyeratu basis.

  6. Mukunthidwa nthawi yakampen ikafika musayelekeze kubwela kwathu kuno munya muwone tikulira cifukwa cha dyela lanulo.

  7. STUPid ur a grdy leader kubalarka nd ma k200 000 mbuli mulibe zelu tmadabwa kan nkhondo ndi anasi adakunamizan barabayo

  8. Yes stupid amps mwayenda bomwebu god bles all of u.no 1 wil givs vots in u, fulk u ur season has been ended mukutizuza.

  9. We Always Live Life Of Regretion, Its Not Only For The MPs But Our Whole Life In General. Had I Known, Had I Known, Had I Known Thats The Type Of Lyf We Are Living In.

  10. Ma MP akamapita ku parliament, amakayankhula za mmitu mwao osati zowatuma ife ovota. Once tamuvotera, amadzimva kuti ndi bwana.

  11. Well, if this is the second time then it means she doesn’t care about her constituents. The only way is to teach her a lesson by voting her out in 2019.

  12. Shuphidi idiote regret silently. Sunafunse mtundu unakusankha maganizo awo pano ukuti tunani …yatha ndrama Unapasidwa.yudas kazimangilile iya

  13. this is pure lie how can she try to embarrass her self in that way ..it meansshe knows nothing about the bill .just like many Malawians are why are u trying to take an advantage of people who know about the bill to be blinded and feel that the bill is good yet no one has ever gone around teaching them as to how the they really think the bill is important and how it is likely to affect them including how much money will be spent if we are to have re-elections and how that money could assist so many sectors which are in need of money light now .for its so obvious that in many areas we will have to vote again if this bill is put into practice. ….

    • If she didn’t understand anything about the bill, then the best way was to abstain rather than rejecting something she doesn’t even know. it just shows kuti ma MP ambiri ndi mbulidi that’s why some just go to parliament just to shout.

    • And who told you that we don’t undastand the bill??? The bill is jst simple as 1+1 we knew it but you and those greedy Mp’s are those who don’t know the meaning so stop calling voter’s ignorant yet you needed them to vote for you in 2014

    • Peter Patrick is right to say that the MP know nothing about the bill. Only few malawians who knows the 50+1 bill, bill was moving fast, that’s why it was rejected.

  14. After eating the bribe money now u come with yo fake sorry to the poor people who put u on that post.Am not surprise coz come 2019 they will stl vote for u.

  15. I thought u normally say whatever u say in the August house its what your constituency has told u say. Shame on u greedy MPs.

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