The Malawi Congress Party (MCP) Lakeshore Region has asked party leader Dr Lazarus Chakwera to make a final decision regarding Deputy Director of research Felix Jumbe who they accused of being a confusionist and cashing in on ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) to cause chaos in the party.
Lakeshore regional chairperson, Mr Chidzanja was speaking in the area of Senior Chief Kanyenda where Chakwera addressed a political rally which Jumbe did not attend.
“Let me ask you Mr President, we are tired of hearing about Jumbe almost each and every time in radios and TVs. This is time now that you being the president of the party should make a decision to fire him. One person should cannot shaken the party just make one serious decision Mr President,” Chidzanja said.
Chidzanja said the agenda of the party now is to make sure that it is gaining strength each passing day.
” As a region we are very concerned and ashamed of what Hon Jumbe is doing, and its time to let him go out of the party,” said Chidzanja.
However, speaking after the rally to Nyasa Times, Chakwera refused to respond the request by the Regional chair.
“I thought the issue of Honourable Jumbe was brought at this rally by the Lakeshore Region where Hon Jumbe comes from , it would be better if you journalists would go there and ask them to give you more information,” he said
But speaking during Zodiak Radio’s Tiuzeni Zoona Programme, Jumbe accused Chakwera of raping the MCP constitution.
During the programme Jumbe accused Chakwera of appointing his relations in key MCP executive positions, saying MCP has now been turned into personal estate.
He also told a local daily that “politics of dictatorial attributes” is quickly creeping back in MCP and that the people around the leadership are busy using “old tricks in the book to upstage innocent people like me.”
Jumbe said: “We have to be sober when analysing things. If you demonise people without proper justification and in the end they are vindicated as telling the truth it is the party that suffers because it develops divisions.
“To the leadership I say open your doors with soberness and listen to reasoning and not look at personalities as threats or whatever you call us. Kholokolo imene ikunenedwayo idzaoneka pamawa. The macro-dictatorship may be gone legally, but we now remain with it culturally in micro institutions like companies and parties. “
Meanwhile MCP deputy General Secretary Eisenhower Mkaka has warn that the party will not allow anybody to be flirting with the media in order to gain public sympathy.
“As a party we are aware of some members who lean or flirt with the media in order to gain political mileage,” he said.
“The party has procedures where by if someone has issues the best way is to write the appropriate offices with party hierarchy and have the matters sorted out.”Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :