Nkhata Bay, March 3: People’s Party (PP) Provincial Chairperson for the Northern Region, the Rev. Brown Soko, on Saturday warned Members of Parliament against fighting for personal benefits.
The Reve. Soko said such behaviour had cost some parliamentarians their seats in the past.
He was speaking at a development rally President Dr Joyce Banda addressed at Chintheche in Nkhata Bay District.
He said MPs in the previous government of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) who were fighting for personal gain never retained their seats in the 2009 polls.
The Rev. Soko was apparently reacting to demands by MPs who want K10 million each in fuel allowance arrears from 2009.
Parliament is currently meeting in Lilongwe.
The Rev. Soko was also apparently referring to parliamentarians who rejected the National Budget when late Bingu wa Mutharika’s DPP only had about six constitutional MPs.
He urged MPs to discuss issues of national cause in parliament rather than fighting for personal gains. The tendency might cause them to lose their seats in the 2014 general election as happened in the past, he said.