Former Malawi Congress Party (MCP) leader John Zenus Ungapake (JZU) Tembo has advises party structures and organs to maintain discipline and not to be misled by people who want MCP to disintegrate, accusing secretary general Gustav Kaliwo for planning to hold a convention without following the party’s constitution.
Tembo said this on Monday in his home district of Dedza in an interview which was aired on Zodiak radio.
He said MCP has structures and organs to handle issues in a dignified manner.
Tembo said grievancies or differences in the party were inevitable but must be dealt with through properly laid down MCP procedures.
He also disputed party secretary general Kaliwo who declared that the MCP constitution gives him powers to call for a convention even without consulting with the party’s president.
Tembo said Kaliwo has no mandate to call for a national convetion.
“I was not expecting this to come from people like Kaliwo. He is a senior member of the party who knows the party’s constitution apart from being a lawyer. I am very disappointed,” said Tembo.
Adding that “I think he is an agent of MCP competitors. His plans are aimed at destroying the party not unite it as he claim.”
He then asked Kaliwo and other disgruntled members to respect the current MCP leadership and give it the deserve support.
Kaliwo planned to hold a convention between 7 to 9 July this year claiming the decision comes after pressurized by the party’s district chairpersons.
MCP has since blocked Kaliwo’s decision to hold a convention with a court injunction.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :