MCP disgruntled leaders back Kaliwo on July 7 convention  

The main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) disgruntled regional and District chairpersons from over 20 districts have vowed that come July 7 2017 they will proceed to hold a national convention announced by secretary general Gustav Kaliwo and his deputy Chatonda Kaunda.

MCP district chairpersons addressing the press to back Kaliwo on convention

“We are here in support of our Secretary General Gustav Kaliwo on the call of the convention to stabilize tension rocking party,” said James Baza Kaunda, leader of the faction calling itself Legitimate Members of MCP.

“Kaliwo remains the party’s secretary general and it is only the convention that can remove him from the position,” he said.

Kaliwo and Kaunda announced at a news conference that the MCP would be holding its convention July 7 to 9 to resolve the growing internal wrangles.

 

But MCP president through second deputy secretary general Eisenhower Mkaka dismissed the convention call, describing it as invalid as the party constitution only gives mandate to National Executive Committee to call for a national convention, due to take place next year.

The chairpersons however denounced Mkaka as party’s spokesperson saying his post does not exist in MCP structures.

“So, whether somebody wants or not we are going to the convention on July 7-9, 2017 to settle the wrangles ahead of our come back to government,” said Baza Kaunda

Another group of MCP Eastern  and Southern political regions held a news conference at Bumble in Thyolo to state that they will be going to a convetion in July.

“We want to resolve the issues in our party,” said Thomas Black who chaired the news conference.

Black  who said is MCP district secretary for Blantyre said if MCP brass wnat Kaliwo to be fired, the convetion will decide.

Meanwhile, Mkaka has said Black and other disgruntled leaders who were at the news conference were not legitimate MCP members.

MCP Eastern Region chairperson Harry Mchilima said the leaders in his region will only accept a legitimate convention next year.

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akanyeramtsetere
Guest

LET’S WAIT AND SEE WHAT WILAL HAPPEN BETWEEN 7 AND 9 JULY IN AS FAR AS THE DATES OF MCP CONVENTION HAVE BEEN SET, PERIOD. ALL THE COMMENTS YOU MAKE WILL NOT SHAKE KALIWO.

yosefe mateyu
Guest

between SG and DSG who is able to communicate decisions of NEC in MCP… strange DSG responding to his SG…

yosefe mateyu
Guest
Santana, I agree with you 100%. We had presidential materials in MCP including Chiona, Ntaba and others. You said Chakwera is known in central region, NO. He is known in Lilongwe rural. He would have utilised the people he is failing to invite visit all constituencies and sell his message. unfortunately, the man has no plan for Malawi. He can hardly comprehend small issues. For Prof. Peter Mutharika to win, he was on number one in the southern region and in some districts in other regions such as Ntcheu, Lilongwe city, Zomba. Peter was on second position in other places.… Read more »
santana
Guest
Majority of the people who have commented on this issue are saying the only candidate to lead MCP is Chakwera, the one who contested and failed in 2014 elections. If a big party like this have only one person as a presidential material should we say it is fit to lead Malawians? I feel very sorry for the party. There was a time when the MCP had presidential materials like Gwanda, John Tembo, William Lunguzi, Munlo, and bigwigs in the likes of Louis Chimango, Stanley Masauli and many others. But now its a shame that the once mighty party can… Read more »
MNDAMBALA BOY
Guest

Are you God? shame!!!!

seko
Guest

Is it that the only candidate for DPP is Peter Mutharika? The Guy is old enough let’s think Good of this country. .

Gustavu George
Guest

IS IT REALLY TRUE MR KALIWO THAT YOU CAN CALL FOR CONVENTION WITHOUT THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE PRESIDENT? IS THIS A COUP? THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER IS THAT YOU ARE BEING USED. INU NGATI MUKUFUNA LOWANI CHIPANI CHANU DDP, IF CHATHUCHI TITSIYIRENI IFE ANUWAKE.

ade
Guest

THIS HAS ALWAYS BEEN THE CASE THAT THERE ARE SOME PEOPLE WHO ARE USED TO DESTROY MCP, BUT THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER IS THAT THESE IDIOTS WILL ONE DAY DUMP MCP AND JOIN NTABA AND DAUSI.

koma kumaneko
Guest

This is nonsense at highest order , koditu ife mcp talowa chifukwa cha Chakwera enanu timakuonani koma imungakhale president , mukadzachotsa chakwera ifeso tichoka nanga Munlo or u councillor kwawo sangawine , Njobvuyalema not presidential material, Jumbe nanji mmmm or kuyankhula kumamuvuta, winandani?????? Tangoyambisani chipani chanu.

Bazzoka
Guest

As Dr Lazarus Chakwera ably said in his response to the state president’s SONA the results of change is seen when disgruntled members of the organization try to resist the change. These are disgruntled members who are resisting the change. We want a new MCP . MCP is rebranding. If these madalas are not happy they can start they own party. PERIOD.

ungwelu
Guest
If silly things like these contniue to bog the MCP, forget about about redemption come the next general elections. My understanding is that MCP is premised on the four CORNERSTONES and these are: 1. UNITY 2. LOYALTY 3. OBEDIENCE and 4. DISCIPLINE Was Kaliwo and these disgruntled members following these FOUR CORNERSTONES by calling for the convention without seeking his President’s consent? I believe Not. MY COUNTRYMEN open up your ears and eyes. I can tell you without fear of contracdiction that this is the work of the DPP secret machine. The only beneficairy in these wrangles is NOT the… Read more »
Rift Valley
Guest

Yes, who will fund the kaliwo convention? Koma ndiye mwayaluka Naye Chakwera. it’s very obvious there are external forces here. Nanji ndi m’mene Chakwera waying’ambila speech ya APM!! Anthu sakugona tulo.

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