MCP splinter group asks Chakwera to resign, calls for early convention

A splinter group has emerged in the main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) that has since challenged party president Lazarus Chakwera to step down and convene a convention.

MCP rebels at news conference

MCP rebels at news conference

MCP splinter group addressing a news conference

MCP splinter group addressing a news conference

Chatinkha Chidzanja Nkhoma, one of the MCP officials who propelled Chakwera into the party helm said at a news conference on Wednesday that Chakwera has failed the MCP.

“You hear one problem after another in the party. We do not have a leader in MCP who should deal with the problems. Honourable Dr Chakwera should call for a convention now where we should elect another leader, he has led us down,” said Chidzanja Nkhoma.

She is a billionaire Malawian lady with properties in housing and other investments. She is eyeing for the MCP presidency.

Chidzanja Nkhoma, the daughter of one of Kamuzu Banda’s first cabinet ministers in the 1960s, accused the MCP of nepotism.

MCP spokesperson Jessie Kabwila has since welcomed the decision by former party president John Tembo to mediate on issues that are tearing the party apart.

“This will help bring back the unity the party needs ahead of the 2019. This will bring back the four corner stones the party prides itself in. Time is running out, 2019 is just around the corner,” Kabwila said.

One of MCP senior party members Felix Jumbe has been telling the media how Chakwera is sidelining him and problems he is facing in the party.

Kabwila’s supporters were recently beaten up at a rally held by Chakwera in Salima.

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Pension Nenereko
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Pension Nenereko
1 month 19 days ago

The problem is anthu believe they have secrets – A jumbe ndi a Kabwila adadya za DPP ndipo alemphera kudeliver zimene adagwirizana nkana kubwebwetaku kuti mwina a DPP a ziti akugwira ntchito Now the so call Chatinkha alowa mbwalo atazidyanso. Mudziwe kuti MWINI MPHALE ZAKUDALA CHALA

Nzeru za yekha theorem
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Nzeru za yekha theorem
1 month 19 days ago

Lazaro iwe Lazaro, utsogoleri waku mpingo siufanana ndi wandale. You better drop and get back to Assemblies where you were valued and respected. Ku mpingo you can easily appoint a leader or influence others to do so koma osati kuchipani where the people you are overlooking know the constitution which you are ignoring to respect.
If you are proving a failure to govern MCP nanga boma mungakwanitse? Let JZU mediate and come up with all interested candidates to compete at the convention. Musawanyozere ma governors bcz ndi amene ali ndi mphamvu on the ground. Kwaaaaaaachaaaaaa!!!!!

ngalamayi
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ngalamayi
1 month 19 days ago

3 years away is ‘just around the corner’??!! Instead of infighting, the MCP should be developing policies, strategies to make themselves a credible party in power. When is Malawi go to get politicians who put Malawi FIRST, ahead of petty squabbling, personal interests? It would be interesting to hear the real motives of these politicians. I doubt many would put their country first.

Muzanga
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Muzanga
1 month 20 days ago

Kodi osangochitseka chipanichi? It has outlived its usefulness as an opposition party.

john aluma
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1 month 20 days ago

kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk…..MCP (Tambala waKUDA) imwalira ndi chitopa called Environmental CHANGE….

Mathwee
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Mathwee
1 month 20 days ago
All these so-called rebels are coming up more and more often because of Dr Chakwera’s failure to lead MCP. For long he has shied away from resolving the simplest of issues facing MCP. The people are frustrated. The people don’t want Jumbe either. Nor this Chatinkha woman. The people want Chakwera but the only problem is that utsogoleri wa chipani saudziwa. He’s not a bad man, he’s just not good for MCP. Unfortunately if the convention is held today, Chakwera will win but he will still not change his poor leadership style. His handclappers will still be blinded by his… Read more »
Mwini Chipani
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Mwini Chipani
1 month 20 days ago
LIONS DO NOT LOSE SLEEP OVER THE OPINIONS OF THE SHEEP They got money from their masters. They have used the money but the masters are not seeing the results. There is total silence from their counterparts. You do not kill a man who says nothing because there is something ominous behind the silence. He does not answer to the no sense. One does not waste his time with stupid people because stupid people never change. They will always try to change you until you become stupid like them then they defeat you using their experience as stupid people to… Read more »
KOMA KUMENEKO
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KOMA KUMENEKO
1 month 20 days ago

Bvuto lakumwa mwankhwala nthawi yayitali ndichocnhi ma side effect amenewa kuyamba kudziona ngati mungakhale president………. shit!!!!! kagweleni uko osamusokoneza Chakwera mbuzi zawanthu.

Glyn Kunyenga
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Glyn Kunyenga
1 month 20 days ago

This splinter group is full of confused lot. Those who only want to lead and not be led. If even you hold another convetion now Chakwera is still going to win. Why do you just want to bring confusion in the party. If you are not happy with Dr Chakwera just leave. We are fed up. MCP under Dr Chakwera is the only hope for Malawi. Eeesh!!!

Buyelekhaya
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Buyelekhaya
1 month 20 days ago
Kodi chipani chija ankati Nthanda Congress Party chili kuti? Nkesa chidachoka mu MCP ndipo ena ankati Kongilesi itha? MCP singathe chifukwa ili mu mmitima mwa anthu. Zipani zina monga DPP Zidabadwa chifukwa chakuba. A Bingu (MHSRIP) ataba utsogoleri ku UDF nkuthawa nawo mpamene adakayambitsa chipani chawo. Chipanichi chaonetsapo kuthekera kwake kokupha anthu, kuvulaza, kuba komanso utyopi. Ambiri mukuwaona kumeneko nchifukwa chadyera. Umboni ngwakuti ena adali ku UDF ndipo adathawako. Ka DPP katachoka mboma mu 2012 tidaona amadyeramphoto womwewo akuthawa nkupita ku PP. Musatibowe ngati kuti DPP idabwera kudzalamulira mpaka muyaya. Look at how African National Congress in South Africa has… Read more »
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