Malawi Congress Party (MCP) Secretary General Gustave Kaliwo has received backing from the party’s leaders in the Southern and Eastern regions for his no holds barred letter to MCP president Lazarous Chakwera.
Kaliwo in a nine-paged letter, dated September 13, 2016 addressed to Chakwera, challenged the MCP president for his leadership style which has been a bone of contention in recent times.
Addressing a news conference in Blantyre on Saturday, MCP leaders from the Southern and Eastern region , heaped praises for Kaliwo for his ‘political thesis’ to Chakwera.
They said Kaliwo demonstrated “maturity” to pacify the civil war in the party.
Kaliwo is “mature, experienced and most stable” politician, claimed John Chiluzi, Mwanza district chairperson.
He said MCP under Chakwera has “completely lost direction” hence the need to have an early convention “to put the house back in order.”
Chiluzi reminded that MCP Constitution empowers dictrict chairperson to call for a convention.
Machinga district chairperson Wiskin Nonyela appealed to Chakwera to reflect on the issues raised by Kaliwo in his letter and act sincerely on them.
In his letter, Kaliwo says it is worrisome that the party is involved in unending wrangles instead of being involved in rebuilding and rebranding.
He has also supported calls for a convention.
“Mr. President the current situation may appear desperate and indeed to some beyond rescue. I am, however, confident that if you do the right thing, we can come out of the present situation stronger,” he wrote.
But MCP deputy secretary general Eisenhower Mkaka said the disgruntled district chairperson “have lost the plot” and that they re exbiting “kicks of the dying horse.”
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