Chakwera says MCP ready to deal with post convention conflicts: Party amends constitution to punish deviants
Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera has disclosed that the party is ready to deal with any post convention conflict that will come on the party’s way.
Chakwera said the remarks in an interview after being endorsed as the party president by a convention held after the Supreme Court vacated an injunction restraining MCP from conducting the indaba.
There have been court battles between the Chakwera camp and reinstated for Secretary General Gustav Kaliwo Camp before the Convention.
“MCP is more than ready to deal with any confusion that comes on our way. We respect all the arms of justice and we will work hard to protect the party,” he said.
Chakwera added that “stumbling blocks are always there but we should use them as stepping stone. The party has to move forward.”
New-catch Sidik Mia was named first vice-president while Harry Mkandawire assumed the second-vice presidency.
During the convention, the party also made some amendments to its constitution—giving more powers to the national executive committee (NEC).
The NEC has been empowered to suspend or dismiss a member elected by the convention, where there is proof of indiscipline, violation of the party’s four cornerstones and attempts at derailment of attainment of the objective of the party.
This amendment to Article 14 (2), which gives powers to NEC to discipline any member, extends such powers to a member elected during the convention.
MCP has justified that the amendment was necessary because members elected at a convention may consciously breach provisions of the constitution, knowing that they may not face any punishment.
Asked if this amendment was effected to punish targeted individuals, Chakwera said: “Every organisation from time to time realises that they need to make necessary changes for the organisation to run a little more smoothly and that’s what you saw happening. The convention felt there were gaps in the old constitution. It is not a new constitution, but an amendment to the constitution,” he said.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :
Can the party just focus on drafting a robust manifesto, developmental policies and action plans. Theres just too much focus on electing leadership and fighting for positions versus doing the real job…….that of being people-focused. Malawians are just tired of politics of the stomach and patronage. Please transform the party into a modern people-centric party with pro-poor policies.
I do not agree with Mr or Mrs Chothandizira. The amendment has just brought sanity into the party and not dictatorship. People ho confuse the party must face discipline. Just imagine, Richard Msowoya was in Karonga with Mr Chilima instead o helping his party at he convention. How do you instill Oder in such situations? You need rules to direct you. Moreover it is the NEC that will do that.
Miles better under the Chakwera iron fist than the kid gloves of APM stroking the asses of thieves and vagabonds. Chakwera 2019!!
Boma ilo 20 19
The next president indeed! Chakwera and Mia boma!!!!! A DPP mukumva bwa?
Amendments are necessary indeed. No grouping needs to suffer internal distabilzation caused by traitors, double dealers and sell- outs. Discipline, honesty and unity are necessary components to achieve organizational goals or even individual goals in this life. But when invoking these severe punitive clauses, remember to rules of natural justice. And reserve the worst punishments to the worst offenders who are beyond redemption. Remember to HAVE A HUMANE HEART because people are not machines. ” To err is human, TO FORGIVE IS DIVINE”, said Alexander Pope.
CHAKWERA BOMA!!!! MCP BOMA!!! TIGWIRANE MANJA A MALAWI TONSE OKONDA DZIKO LATHU, OLIFUNIRA DZIKOLI TSOGOLO LABWINO LA ANA NDI DZIDZUKULU ZATHU MOYO WABWINO KUCHOTSA OYIPAYU, WAKUBAYU, WATSANKHOYU PAMPANDO….CHAKWERA 2019 BOMA!!!
That amendment conflicts with democratic values and provisions…. this means that you want the party not to be challenged???
CONGRATULATIONS CHAKWERA, MIA, HARRY MORE FIRE AND NEW TEAM MCP. Now is the time to vigorously take the MCP IDEOLOGY, VISON AND MISSION to the millions of voters out there. All the best wishes as you strategize AND CONSOLIDATE on WINNING WAYS to usher in A NEW ERA OF GOOD PARTY AND STATE GOVERNANCE IN MALAWI. MCP CHOTSANI MBAVA M’ BOMA!!!! MCP 2019 BOMAAAAA!!!