Presidential aspirant Chris Daza says he wants to rebrand the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and model it into a democratic movement when he ascends to its top leadership position.
Daza wants to contest at the party convention as president and says he is being encouraged by party officials at grassroots and various structures.
He said the problem which MCP has now is that its president John Tembo is not ready to relinquish power and accused him of behaving like a life president of MCP.
“The problem is Tembo wants to continue ruling the party which is against our constitution,” Daza who is MCP secretary general was speaking on Capital Radio on Tuesday.
Daza said: “ Presidential position in any party is not a permanent thing and Tembo has done his part.”
MCP secretary general pointed out that article 36 of MCP constitution restrict Tembo to have a third run for the presidency.
He said the party members would not want the constitution to be amended to benefit an individual, saying that spirit would be extended to the country’s laws.
Daza said MCP needed to be rebranded and embrace democracy to be able to appeal to the electorate as an alternative government.
Tembo has hinted that he would seek a third time run for presidency in 2014.
MCP recently expelled secretary general Chris Daza for expressing his interest to bid for the party’s presidency. Daza was reinstated by a court order.