Speaker of Parliament Richard Msowoya resigns from MCP

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Speaker of Parliament Richard Msowoya, who is also Member of Parliament for Karonga Nyungwe, has resigned from the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) where until recently he was the vice president of the country’s oldest political grouping.

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Msowoya sighted continued violation of both the constitution and the four corner stones. He has announced that he will remain Independent.

“In light of the current situation in our country and the aforementioned regrettable developments in the MCP, I have decided to resign from the Malawi Congress Party with immediate effect. I will, today, be presenting my letter of resignation to the party through Dr. Lazarus Chakwera, MP and will proceed as an Independent Member of Parliament. I encourage those who may feel let down by my resignation from MCP to look at the bigger picture and not lose sight of the work that we, as Malawians, have to do to ensure that our children and many to come inherit a healthy, vibrant and united Malawi – a Malawi that fully represents so many years of independence and self-rule. I am still convinced that this is possible and I remain committed to the fight for a better Malawi,” he said.

Msowoya has been a Speaker of the National Assembly of Malawi since 2014.

Until the recently held MCP Convention, Msowoya was the party’s vice president. He and others have been engaged in legal battles with the party following their expulsion.

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