Court orders MCP convention within 90 days

High Court of Malawi in Lilongwe has ordered the main opposition, the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) to hold a convention within 90 days after disgruntled members took the party to court.

Chakwera flanked by MCP membersordered by court to hold extrairdinary convention

Chakwera flanked by MCP membersordered by court to hold extrairdinary convention

Lawyer for the disgruntled members, Wesley Namasala said his clients were not happy with leadership style of party president Lazarus Chakwera whom they accuse of disregarding elected positions in the party and opted to appoint people into positions.

“The judgement clearly says if the convention is not held within 90 days, the Hon Chakwera’s appointed positions in the party are null and void. This means the party will automatically revert to the 2013 elected positions ,” he said.

Namasala said the High Court judgement has not mentioned the issue of cost of the convention which he said means the party should foot all the bills for the extraordinary convention which is provided for in party constitution.

He said Chakwera even created some positions which are not provided for in the party Constitution, saying he just wanted to accommodate  his croonies.

MCP publicity secretary Jessie Kabwila said she had not heard of the ruling and promised to come back after consulting the party leadership.

Namasala said 27 party officials, including regional chairmen and committee directors took Chakwera and the party to court after noticing Chakwera was drifting into dictatorship and was disregarding advice from the party.

He  said the judgement would bring sanity in the country’s oldest party.

Some political commentators had earlier called on Chakwera to ensure intraparty democracy prevails in the main opposition party.

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ME
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ME
6 months 10 days ago

MCP structures are needed in the South, i suggest that more powers should be invested in the South, otherwise with these disagreements in the party nothing will work out.

jj
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6 months 11 days ago

ziphiphu , cisokonezo oyambitsa ndi a Dpp kuti asokoneze map nzosatheka chakwera yemweyo kuti wawawa , he is the only one as of now who can run this country well as of now o sati ma Americans any so ayi

savimbi
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savimbi
6 months 11 days ago
CHAKWERA MOTO !!! MOTO !!!! YEMWEYO MPAKA 2019 BOMA!!!!!!.MUFUNE KAYA MUSAFUNE IFE MA DIEHARD A MCP tili pambuyo pa Dr Chakwera zibvute zitani basi. A Jumbe ndi ena ma Disgrunted MCP members together with DPP sponsors/{amene akukutumani} who wants to disturb MCP, kagwereni uko.You won’t succeed in this mission of bringing confusion in MCP.That Convention will not take place.Don’t take MCP forgrunted as if MCP has no Lawyers who can defend or oppose the Court ruling.We will even go to Supreme Court to defend that High court decision demanding MCP to hold Covention within 90 days.Pakutha pa nkhani imeneyi, Jumbe… Read more »
for ever MCP
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for ever MCP
6 months 11 days ago

Honestly I voted for Chakwera blindly kumatinamiza kuti Mulungu wakulotesa uli ku state house, SAKHWI wachabechabe!! desparate opportunist. There is no way one can stop serving God to serve gule, God does not contradict himself, FISI ameneyu watirira 2019 sitizamvoteranso ng’ooooooo!!

anonymous
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anonymous
6 months 12 days ago

Ine kudabwa abusa awa kuthawa ku tchalitchi kufuna ndale ine ndimkadziwa ndikale kuti muthuyu ndiwachinyengo kaya zanu izo zautambala wakuda

sosholoza
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sosholoza
6 months 12 days ago
Becareful MCP this also happened to AFORD. Frank Tumpale Mwenfumbo were cheated by the ruling party then to let Chihana out of the party. They did that at Anglican hole in Mzuzu, the end result the party was divided there after, is nomore. MCP do not be fooled with money, if you do that you will lose your integrity. If there is a problem in the party solve it within yourself, these people may use you to kill the party but they will throw you away after wards. The people killed AFORD are just moving here and there like Mad… Read more »
kasiya trading
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kasiya trading
6 months 12 days ago

I am failing to believe that MPs in our Parliament were bribed . If endeed bribes took place then even mcp is a rotten carot . mcp mps are also corrupt .

lost
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lost
6 months 12 days ago

ndizosatheka zimenezo

lost
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6 months 12 days ago

ndizopusa makhonti musamalowe ndale

Mc Given Msukwa
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6 months 12 days ago

Convetion for what? propaganda basi.just want to mislead people we will not allow that.Chakwera 2019 boma.

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