Opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) former fiery spokeswoman Jessie Kabwila is accusing her party of hypocricy and bad sinister, saying it is sending people to start campaigning in her Salima north west constituency ahead of 2019 parliamentary elections.
Kabwila, who was recently reinstated as member of the party but lost her position as publicity secretary, accused the MCP leadership of tactics to oust her as the member of parliament during the elections.
“People from MCP are all over the place campaigning yet am their MCP parliamentarian for the area,” said Kabwila.
Kabwila also said she was surprised that a special committee, which was set up to probe allegations that she planned to torch the party headquarters in Lilongwe cleared her of any wrong doing yet the national executive committee is failing to reinstate her to her party position as publicity secretary.
MCP deputy secretary general Eisenhower Mkaka rejected allegations that the party had knowledge of people who were campaigning in Kabwila’s constituency.
“As a party, we don’t know anything that aspiring candidates are campaigning in her area. Honourable Dr Kabwila remains the MCP member of parliament for the area,” said Mkaka.
He said this was not isolated case, saying the party is receiving complaints from sitting MPs that they are disturbed by political campaigns by aspiring candidates from the party.
Mkaka said the party will deal with the matter decisively.
On why Kabwila has not been reinstated as publicity secretary for the party, Mkaka refused to give reasons why the national executive committee of the party took that decision.