Blantyre West Constituency shadow Member of Parliament on United Democratic Front ticket has told voters to beat him up if he fails to fulfil his campaign promises once voted into power.
The shadow MP, Nicolas Kachingwe Jnr, was speaking during a debate that National Initiative for Civic Education (NICE) Trust in conjunction with the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) organised for aspiring candidates in the constituency last Thursday.
Kachingwe Jnr said the time for politicians to be fooling constituents by making empty promise sis over.
He then granted authority to his constituents to beat him up if he fails to fulfil all the promises he is making during his campaign rallies.
“The problem is that when voted into power parliamentarians only mind their business and they don’t really care about challenges that people in the constituency face. No matter how angry people may be, they only wait until elections come for them to avert their anger.
“Should people in this area elect me as their MP and later realise that I am displeasing them, they should follow me wherever I am and beat me up,” Kachingwe said.
The UDF shadow MP further said he shall not retaliate or call for police to arrest those who will assault him because he believes MPs are supposed to fulfil their campaign promises.
The sentiments by the shadow Member of Parliament left the entire audience laughing since they never expected to hear such remarks.