Chakwera urges MCP members not to be distracred by party ‘Judas Iscariots’

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera—who is also leader of opposition in Parliament—has called for unity within MCP as he  has accused his inner circle of plotting to bring confusion.

Chakwera calls for an end to ‘ravaging divisions’

After MCP top brass accused Chakwera of flouting the party constitution, the leader of of opposition in a statement to party members seen by Nyasa Times, said leaders in the party were not properly managing internal debates and differences.

He called for a halt to the ravaging divisions within the congress.

“Let us please stay the course of revitalizing, rebuilding, and rebranding the Party. A democratic dispensation demands a level of discourse and candid conversations that does not demean anyone. Do not be distracted. Focus on the big picture,” said Chakwera.

Chakwera set the cat among the pigeons, when he hinted his lieutenants in MCP  were behind the factionalism.

“We are marching on to victory, all of us together, whether those who have stayed in the party for 50 years or those who re-joined the party 5 days ago. We are all on the same team. The victory we seek is a collective one that requires input from everyone. The victory we seek is a better and prosperous country for all Malawians. This is more important than any personal victories we seek over others in the party,” said Chakwera.

Without necessarily commenting on a letter dated January 12 2018 he received from  vice-president Richard Msowoya, second deputy President Macdonald Lombola, secretary general Gustave Kaliwo, deputy secretary general James Kaunda and treasurer general Tony Kandiero accusing him  of going against the constitution of the party and his own word, Chakwera urged party members to concentrate on the next year’s Tripartite elections.

He added: “Our real enemies are corruption, poverty, tribalism, exploitation, and subsistent thinking. Let us not fight against each other, but for each other’s place in the Party. Let us fend for Malawi and each other. Let us stay the course, leaving no one behind.”

Chakwera aides are confirming that there are naughty people in MCP midst, some of them are like those mentioned by Jesus during the Last Supper when he said “those I share food with in the same plate are the ones who will sell me out,”  -these are the Judas Iscariot of today.

MCP has been rocked in internal wrangles over when to hold a convention, with Kaliwo pushing for an early one, against Chakwera’s wish.

Political scientist at Chancellor College Ernest Thindwa said the endless in-fighting in MCP is an indication of a leadership failing to do what is right.

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santana
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Instead of calling Chakwera lebwede-lebwede Mia called Msowoya. Was it Msowoya who stood for MCP or it was Chakwera? It is Lazaro who should be blamed for the loss in 2014. Chakwera is just following Trump in making dictatorial decisions. The Msowoya camp is just reminding him about what the constitution says. Let him defend himself by using the same constitution. MCP are addicted to dictatorship that’s why they side with Chakwera on this issue. But this is new Malawi don’t expect every member of the party to kneel before you on silly matters. These so called Iscariots can make… Read more »
Karonga Boma
Guest

A Msowoya mwayiwala kuti nanu munali mu DPP koma MCP yinakusankhani wu VP.
Kodi nthawi yimenoyo amunkhala kale kunalibe ku MCP.Lolani kuti zinthu zasitha.Mia is stronger that you.And Harry also is more than you.Yimani wuindepent presidentmm munjionele ngati ndinu ochuka

Hatton
Guest

Mr Chakwera, demonstrate that you do not want to achieve great things without leaving anyone behind. You can demonstrate that by taking the party beyond Lilongwe.
You have already gone against your own word by leaving behind Felix Jumbe, Njobvuyalema, Kabwira, Chatinkha, Kaliwo, Kandiero and now Msowoya. You are the main Judas Iscariot in MCP.

Banda
Guest

Mia is dividing MCP. Chakwera is disrepecting the constitution and the people who have been in the party through think and thin. Out of an insatibale hunger for power, Chakwera is under Mia’s armpits, apparently to have access to money and get to power. Agwa nazo chadodolido.

Odala
Guest

Someone tell me how does Mia split MCP. Banda you are a bad politician. Give us facts not your divide and rule style of politics

Kasumbadedza
Guest

Why this time guyz? simungadekhe nkudikira mbamvazi zichotsedwe chaka chikubwerachi.mwina ndinganene pano mosaopa kut uyudasi akupatsani sakulakwirani coz mutiperekabe kwanthu oipa

Jamax
Guest

This issue is so critical Pastor Chakwera look into it very seriously you might find yourself who is slowly turning into a dictatorship. Look at this now you have started running the Political Party like the Church now whos is Judas Iscariot you are refering to here? Let me warn you the consequences of all these internal cold wars will be so destractive to you and your Party MCP – please make a change and humble yourself.

Zuze
Guest

Kodi Msowoya anali kuti? How long did it take him to rise to VP and Running Mate? Waiwala. Labour ndiye uziti atsopano ayi. Shithole.

Che Duli
Guest

But de-flocked Former Reverend Chakwera…….why call your own people Judas Iscariot? Even the late Ngwazi Dr. Hastings Kamuzu Banda never insulted his own people to this depth.

Gome
Guest
Calling someone Judas Iscariot is not an insult. It only describes the behavior of people who connive with your opponents or enemies with the intention of destroying you and yet when they are with you they will put on a bright smile and try to eat with you. I am sure this is what Msowoya and the team are doing. By the way what are they trying to fix instead of providing winning strategies for the party to get into government, they want to fight a position in a party which is not even in government. Chakwera is the man,… Read more »
Che Duli
Guest

A Gome…this is exactly what I did. May be you and the former reverend did not like it.

Dodolldo
Guest

You are dull. It is the reporter who has used that word

Che Duli
Guest

Who is between yourself and the de-flocked reverend? Or is it both of you?

Mhesha
Guest
The serious mistake that MCP leaders and the many of their supporters make is the quick assertion in blaming others on your own internal problems. It is evident that MCP fails to embrace fundamentals of democracy. If you are honest about yourself you will be able to notice that what Msowoya and Team are fighting for is the need for Chakwera to respect the party’s own constitution. Is the president mandated to flout his party’s own constitution? Is he above the MCP constitution? Why is he trying to sideline these top five colleagues of the party? Otherwise, he cannot win… Read more »
Gome
Guest
The reason why Chakwera is sidelining these so called top colleagues is because they are not WISE. They have not issue, they are simply empty tins making a lot of noise. Examine there issues none of them aim at building the party rather just complaining. If today you sit back and look at the reason why Gustave Kaliwo hurriedly called for an early convention you will see that they was not issue, up to now we have not been given convincing argument by the Lawyer himself. Msowoya has not strategy, Kaliwo has no strategy, Lombola has not strategy and many… Read more »
Mhesha
Guest

How can Laza buil the party by flouting the constitution of the party? HOW can help be trusted when he cannot respect his own words as said at the 1 December 2017 meeting. These guys in tha lettee requested a meeting with him but he is ignoring it only to describe them as Judas.

Morgan
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I will vote for unity at a convention.

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