PF MPs still raw

The current crop of Patriotic Front (PF) Members of Parliament (MPs) that were elected under a cloud of a political euphoria for change in 2011 are still raw and not ready for government portfolios, says political analyst Nason Msoni
Mr Msoni said this was evidenced by the poor quality of debates and articulation of political positions in Parliament.
He observed that during a political euphoria people would just vote for anyone  for the sake of change  irrespective of whether the individuals were material for parliament.
He said as things were now, it was the downfall of the PF government because of the questionable calibre of its MPs.
“This is where the downfall of the PF government as a whole is as its quality of MP’s is of questionable calibre and further this consortium of ineffective members of parliament has grossly comprised the overall performance of parliament to the extent that it is a waste of time and boring experience to sit and watch the shallow debates which usually degenerate into empty arguments,
“On the other hand the qualities of MP’s from the opposition are quality material more so in the opposition UPND. This is a fact and if we are honest we must acknowledge this fact. Perhaps this is where the poaching by the PF government is justified for all the wrong reasons.
He said it was wrong for the PF to poach UPND members of parliament but this was also an acknowledgment of the low calibre of MPs in PF who fell far short of being cabinet minister material,” he said.
He said if the adoption was soiled by nepotism and tribalism then the concept of a successful government would be lost.
The opposition member said as things were there was no better prescription to remedy the current political woes and imbalance in the PF government than to call for fresh elections.
“That’s how this malaise can be treated on a long time basis. The method of poaching one-by-one is unsustainable and is done in bad faith and therefore those appointed are expelled by their respective political parties.
“The PF experience is not any different from the 1991MMD experience in which the country under a political euphoria for change brought all sorts of political opportunists but fortunately the process was better managed as the leadership had decided to blend the old and the young carefully without compromising the overall quality of the party,
“It has been a lot easier over the years for leadership succession to evolve because the party was a party of fellow leaders and not followers as the case is in the PF,” he said.

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One Response to “PF MPs still raw”

  1. Pafwena Mwine says:

    Your article makes interesting reading. In the first place, i would like to point out that the construct is very good in most of the places. May I hasten to ask when you became a Political Analyst? If the quality of the PF MPs is low, how come the MMD and UPND put together in the last term did not move this country in any direction at all. Is development limited to debating on the floor of the house. To the very contrary. Eloquence in debate does not translate into intelligence or better quality of an individual including what they can or they can implement developmental projects. May I be allowed to quote what you penned down “On the other hand the qualities of MP’s from the opposition are quality material more so in the opposition UPND. This is a fact and if we are honest we must acknowledge this fact. Perhaps this is where the poaching by the PF government is justified for all the wrong reasons”. This cannot be authenticated. Surely are saying only the UPND has brains, if they do for arguments sake, how come their Spokesperson cannot smell corruption when its stinking in there backyards. hatred will not solve the current challenges we may be having as a country. In your article you did not even provide solutions not even from those that you praised to have brains have we gotten the way forward, except to call for FRESH ELECTIONS! This is strange and weird to its strictest sense. Please go back and learn ANALYSIS before you start acclaiming what you are not. ITS A SHAME – WE KNOW YOU ARE CHRISTENED UPND. Sorry you are a RAW POLITICAL ANALYST THAT IS IF INDEED YOU ARE SUCH A ONE.

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