- Category: Comment
- Written by Nation Online
The politicking and manoeuvring currently unfolding in the august House following the resurgence of debate on Section 65 is a blunt reminder of how our legislators ignore their core duty to serve interests of the people who voted for them.
In fact, the whole Section 65 saga is a tired debate, and a sheer waste of time and taxpayersâ€™ money since the issue was concluded in 2007 when the Supreme Court ruled that this piece of legislation in our Constitution is valid and should, therefore, be used.
Sadly, our politicians have chosen to reignite the discussion to protect their positions and massage their egos, instead of letting the law take its course.
If MPs in the ruling Peopleâ€™s Party think what the party did by accepting members of Parliament from other parties to join its bench is legal and acceptable to Malawians, why are they not letting the law take its course so that the voter endorses the same?
As for the Democratic Progressive Party, why is this law important now when the former ruling party fought hard and in vain to have it repealed a few years ago?
We are, therefore, left with no choice, but to strongly urge all parties involved in the argument to seriously consider the interests of the voter by abiding by the dictates of the Republican Constitution.
After all, what else is there to debate when the Supreme Court of the land ruled that the section is valid?