Main opposition, the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) says it is yet to come up with a final decision on whether to go for a party convention to elect some positions or revert to old positions.
This follows a court order over month ago that gave the oldest party in Malawi 90 days either to go for elections or revert to old positions.
Jessie Kabwila, spokesperson for the party said MCP leadership is yet to meet and chart the way forward on the matter.
“But be assured that we are a law abiding party, we will do what the courts told us to do,” said Kabwila refusing to say whether the party will appeal against the ruling or not.
MCP president Lazarus Chakwera is accused of removing elected leaders from their positions and put instead appointed people and also creating some positions not provided for in the party constitution.
“We are a party that follows laws of the land, we are a party that follows four corner stones of the party which are unity, loyalty, obedience and honesty,” she said.
Some party regional and district chairpersons are up in arms against Chakwera for allegedly removing them from their positions without following procedure.
Chakwera ,who is also leader of opposition in Parliament, reorganised his party’s executive committee bringing in former deputy minister of Finance Dr Cornelius Mwalwanda and former Blantyre City Central member of Parliament (MP) Eunice Makangala.
He also gave former speaker of Parliament Louis Chimango the role of legal adviser to replace Lewis Chakhwantha who has since been assigned to head the youth committee. Lobin Lowe who was head of the youth is now the party’s organising secretary.
Salima Central MP Felix Jumbe was demoted to second deputy director responsible for strategic planning . He is replaced with Vitus Dzoole Mwale who is deputised by Mirriam Mzanda.
Mzanda took over from Joseph Njobvuyalema who now deputises Tony Kandiyero at internal affairs where former diplomat John Chikago has also been roped in as the second deputy.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :