MCP Regional Chairs shoot down Kaliwo’s convention call: Demand SG resignation

The main opposition Malawi Congress Party  (MCP) Regional Chairmen on Thursday took turns rejecting  calls from their secretary general Gustav Kaliwo and his deputy Chatonda Kaunda that the party would be holding a national convention from July 7 to 9 this year following growing concerns with the leadership.

MCP regional chairpersons addressing reporters

Kaliwo must resign: Demand MCP regional chairpersons

However, the party regional chairpersons has trashed the call, describing it as invalid and that only the party ’s national executive committee (NEC) can call for a convention.

Reading a statement on behalf of their chairmen, Eastern Region MCP Chairperson, Hurry  Mchilima said the party Kaliwo has no mandate to call for a convention under the constitution of MCP.

Mchilima said it was surprise to note that Kaliwo used a hired car from Avis and managed to accommodate all the delegates from various district.

“Where did Kaliwo get all the finances, this means that what we have been hearing that he has been paid money from government to destabilise MCP is true,” Said Mchilima.

Mchilima said Kaliwo has never been active in MCP.

Taking his turn, Central Region MCP Chairperson, Patrick Zebron Chilondola, said MCP is the most Democratic Party in this country.

“We go to convention every five years, there is nothing new we will go to convention at an appropriate time,” he said.

Chilondola said MCP does not fear a convention because “All the regions already agreed that Chakwera will be the torch bearer come 2019.”

The chairmen said MCP is found on four corner stones which are loyalty, obedience, discipline and unity.

The chairmen said “We have a visionary candidate who is attractive and ready to govern this country,”

In his turn former Regional Chair Daniel Mlomo said Kaliwo has lost direction.

Mlomo said it is unfortunate that we have people posing as MCP members who have never been MCP.

Meanwhile some Regional chairs have called for Kaliwo just to resign.

Kaliwo said he had decided to use his powers to call for the convention to resolve the disputes that have rocked the party over the past months.

He said he had been holding meetings with 23 committees in various districts across the country where the leaders have been requesting him to call for a convention.

He said according to Article 40 of the MCP constitution, an emergency convention can be called by the party’s two thirds majority of NEC or at the request of more than half of the district committees.

“Therefore, for this decision I have taken the mandate given to me by the party’s district committees who are calling for the convention.

“I am sure there are some people who will not agree with me, but we stand on a strong legal ground because the constitution permits my doing this,” said Kaliwo, an experienced lawyer.

He also insisted his call for the convention was not to deal with leadership change, but “because I have been requested by the owners of the party.”

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20 thoughts on “MCP Regional Chairs shoot down Kaliwo’s convention call: Demand SG resignation”

  1. Wagonapamuhanya says:

    Kodi aKaliwo mwatani ? musasokoneze MCP. angochitani resign becoz ndale simbali yanu.Enafe tikudziwan bwino.Simuda
    li lawyer paja? bwelelani ku lawyer konkuja.Manyazi mulibe kodi ? anakudyetsani sikono aDPP or what ? ndinu wopemphela ndipo mumaopa Mulungu.Bwinotu bwino ni ndale tu izi .

  2. If MCP is really democratic can you review the two of the so-called four cornerstones? Loyalty and obedience are undemocratic. They worked well during dictatorship.

  3. Mwikho says:

    I frown at some comments. Kaliwo quoted a section of MCP constitution while the regional chairpersons and some of you present empty rants. He presented to you 23 district committees and present two loner regional chairpersons + former regional (why former). Who has strong legal basis here? You will be surprised to see some quiet MCP executive members on Kaliwo’s side come 1July. Dr Chakwera knows that he is losing touch with the grassroots. see you on the dates of the convention ngati sitidzakuwonani tikuthamangira ku court kukatenga injunction against someone you disparage as not a member. More fire Kaliwo!!!!

  4. grevazio says:

    i think this thing called Kaliwo ,,,,,,could have been good for him to resign rather to end up in stupidity as has now been………….

  5. Mwikuha says:

    The MCP I know is the party in courts and at Zodiak. Tabachedwani ife kuchitekete a DPP tikukumba zitukuko anthu akuziona. World bank ndi iyi ili mkhondeyi. Chaka chino chakudywa mbweembweembwee china boma limapereka chija tikudyabe mnyumbamu. How can MCP which is non-existent beyong Ntcheu dream of coming back? Some parties are better placed in the opposition than in government. In actual fact, uyu tidzamkwapula ndi 60+1. Mudzaonanso.

  6. Nkhwakwaniwa says:

    Kaliwo ndi dhilu, tiye nawo ma kapewa

  7. Shokodido says:

    Eee koma Kaliwo ndi deal, if he was MCP President things would have been well in the party. He knows what really the MCP constitution is all about. He listens to the populace. Dr. Chakwera is trying to sideline him and what he has decided is to fight back. Paja amati “nkhonya yobwezera kuwawa” If Kaliwo did that as the powers vested in him entails, then MCP is down. Campaign year is just around the corner. But if all this is happening because DPP is behind the curtains, then DPP is a deal, they know how to play their cards well. This is what politics is all about – divide and rule. We are foreseeing DPP winning the 2019 elections with land slide victory.

  8. Kasiyamaliro says:

    Kaliwo is as stupid as the people who are sponsoring him to create confusion and in fighting in our Mighty MCP. Anya onse limodzi ndianzakeo. Chakwera is the way to go. These guys have failed everyone even people from their home.

  9. uchapwi says:

    Kodi Kaliwo ndi wa ku Zomba? Tsopano akulowelera zipani za mitundu ina bwanji?

  10. Thyolo Thava says:

    Kodi Dausi wakupatsa zingati iwe Kaliwo? Cheap cheap ….DPP politics working behind the scene and broadcasting it on MBC-TV

  11. ntata says:

    Lawyers dont ve brains o they know is lies Peter n Kaliwo same colors

  12. MNDAMBALA BOY says:

    Chakwera ndi munthu wankulu, its very unfortunate kuti a Malawi sakumudziwa munthuyu in the name of politics, but talking about leadership Chakwera is a very good leader.
    He saw Mr Kaliwo kuti kukhalitsa kwambiri mu mndale kolingana ndi panopo, mtima wawo uli ndi njara ya ndalama osati anthu ayi, because Kaliwo knows kuti kwatsala nthawi yochepa kwambiri kutsogolo kwake kuti he can be active in politics, therefore it is very easy to be used by his enemies to destroy his own friends in the name of kwapysa tonola siudziwa mtima wa moto, we cant be talking of him since Bwana Kamuzu Banda that he is SG, NO WAYS!!! ask Min Bus drivers how they feel akakutengani opanda otsikako mu njira ndi kutengako wina, samasangalala ndipo Bus simapanaga ndalama, akatengako apo wina atsikeko atengekoso wina ulendo mpaka kukafika basi, some of these old people in MCP they have expired one of them ndi Kaliwo and Jumbe, so these people must be booted out ena apezeko space, they still hold the anger and bad spirit from old spirit.
    Zomba have also people who are failing to join MCP because of him, as well as Salima, let them go in peace if they are real men.
    Who else if not Chakwera?

    1. Yakobo Mountain says:

      I don’t know why jumbles name is mentioned here. Let’s practice politics of tolerances. These are some of the rwasons why MCP remains in opposition despite having credible candidates

  13. Mudzamva liti says:

    Ndidanena kuti Kaliwoyu atichedwetsa; mukuona tsopano? Somebody in his comment called him a “Learned Lawyer”. Chonde alipo ma Lawyer eni eni amene ayenera to be called as such not this stupid guy. Dziwani kuti umphawi ndi tchimo; a Kaliwotu umphawi wawapha, mapeto ake achimwa nazo. MCP chiyembekezo chathu chiri mwa Inu.

  14. Mphuti Pajani says:

    Komanso a Kaliwo akuoneka kuti nthawi yaathera ndipo ukalamba wa apeza basi. Why not just do consultancy ie by only sticking to advisory area and not court business?

    If DPP gives you money, please take it and invest in your business. There is no profit in ndale these days. Please know that these things will only give unnecessary BPs.

  15. Chimanga says:

    Kufuna ntchito ku boma a Kaliwo….. ulova wa shupa. Ku Law firm kwao ma client zero.

  16. Ziggy Mapala b says:

    ndimaganiza kuti akuluwa ndi a zeru koma eshhhi. jape weniweni

  17. mtete says:

    Come to think of it, how did the District Committees go to Kaliwo’s meeting without the Party’s Regional Chairmen knowledge? This man is a Stooge and the sooner he left the party, the better.

    It was clear from the word go that there were Dark Forces behind the whole saga. Where did he get the money for the expensive function?

  18. Chowe says:

    MATENGATENGA NDI AGALU OMWE UPITA NAWO KUCHISOKORE ??
    Can you see now. Kaliwo was given money by the ruling government to destroy MCP like what they did with UDF. yellow and blue will one day be ONE COLOUR.
    Poor Kaliwo who miserably failed MP post here at home in Zomba can he lately manage to hire a car and Grace Bandawe venue? Aaaaaaa! kunamiza anthu bwanji.

  19. John Phiri says:

    Kaliwo ndi kape uyu ngati amalephera u MP ku Zomba Changalume kwawo ndiye azitinyatsa apa.Amutuma ameneyi.

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