The main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) National Executive Committee (NEC), meeting on Saturday, upheld decision which Central Region Committee made on firing of seven district chairmen.
MCP fired seven of its central region district chairmen for being suspected to be the ones behind confusion locking the party with growing calls for early convention citing nepotism and maladministration as some of the key reasons.
The fired district chairmen include include a Mr Chisenga of Kasungu west, Mr CK Banda from Mchinji North, Mr Foloma Mwale of Mchinji North, Mr Selani of Dowa East, Mr Tengeretu of Dowa West, Mr Kachule from Lilongwe west and Mr Chichitike of Ntchisi.
Sources within the party indicate that management committee which met on Friday commended the Central Region Committee for suspending the chairmen.
Sources told Nyasa Times that when NEC met on Saturday, they again upheld the decision.
“What this mean is that the chairmen remains suspended till elections are held,” said our source.
The decision of firing chairmen was reached after the same were caught by the special operation team holding secret meetings at Lyton Dzombe compound in Kanengo.
During the Kanengo meeting, the district chairmen were in company of one Azam Gilbert Mwale, another confusionist who later gave an interview on Zodiak, castigating MCP and its President and confirming the Anti-Chakwera campaign.
Three out of four Regional Chairmen recently held a news conference reminding Chakwera to answer them their letter which they wrote asking explanation on various party issues.
Four Regional Chairs Stowell Gondwe of North North Region, Bauleni Mkweza of Lakeshore, Abi Jana of Eastern Region and Baza Kanda of North South on 9 January, 2016, penned Chakwera alongside two Vice President, Richard Msowoya and Macdonald Lombola asking them to defend themselves on nepotism allegations or else they should call for early convention.
In the letter it was also alleged that Chakwera is failing to address manage the party where the management committee has been seen to be more powerful than the NEC.
But Abi Jana withdrew from the ring living out Gondwe, Kaunda and Mkweza to fight Chakwera.
Party’s PRO Alekeni Menyani said the president is from Lilongwe, his vice Richard Msowoya is from the North, his second vice Macdonald Lombola is from the South the Secretary general is from Zomba and the party’s publicity secretary is from Salima.
“You can see that all positions have been evenly distributed,” said Menyani.
Menyani, who is also a member of parliament for Dedza North North West Constituency, said there are other forces outside the party who are using the current officer holders .Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :