Nine out of twelve district chairpersons from the Malawi congress Party(MCP) stronghold in the central region on Wednesday publicly endorsed current MCP President Dr Lazarus Chakwera as their 2019 Presidential candidate.
In a news conference soon after a one day meeting held at the party’s regional headquarters in Lilongwe, Chairman for Mchinji North, Foloma Mwale said the districts chairmen while meeting in Lilongwe decided to endorse Chakwera to be MCP presidential candidate.
“After the thorough research we have seen that the only person who can drive MCP to the right direction and dislodge the current regime, is Dr Chakwera,” said Mwale.
Mwale said the chairmen also met to refute allegations from other party members who are calling for a mini convention where they want to elect another president.
“We already had that convention where we elected Chakwera as our leader why should we have another convention?” argued Mwale.
Commenting on the petition which some party members are signing in order to call for the same convention, Mwale said he has heard about the petition but Central region district chairpersons will not be party to that petition because they have trust and confidence in Chakwera.
Ephrime Tengeretu from Dowa West accused some disgruntled party members who are fuelling all those problems for their personal political gains.
“These people know where they belong but they are failing to come forward and disclose because they know they can be dislodged come 2019. History has shown that if someone ditch MCP and joins other parties they don’t win because MCP do not like political prostitutes,” said Tengeni.
Present during the meeting and the news conference included Central Region Chairperson Patrick Chilondola and his regional committee.
Some of MCP District committee chairpersons included; Kaimbe Kwenda of Lilongwe rural east, George Chichitike of Ntchisi,Chrispine Banda from Mchinji South, Alfred Matchumbuzu from Lilongwe urban, Wilson Sitima from Kasungu east, Jimmy chisenga from Kasungu west.
Also present was Kachule Kwenda from Lilongwe Rural west.
Those who gave the apologies include chairpersons from Dedza, Ntcheu and Dowa East.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :