MCP elective convention on Saturday in Lilongwe

Main opposition, the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) is in rush preparations for party convention as some delagates say the party indaba is set to take place on Saturday.

Sidik Mia with Chakwera all set for convention

MCP regional chairperson for the south Peter Simbi said he has received communication from party headquarters to prepare the delegates from the south to Lilongwe.

“I have been told that the convention is on this Saturday,” he said.

The Southern Region chairman  said he was organising up to 104 delegates for the indaba.

Simbi’s story has been collaborated by the party chairman for the lakeshore, a Mr Chidzanja.

Reinstated secretary general Gustave Kaliwo said he had spoken with party president Lazarus Chakwera to hold the much awaited convention.

The MCP convention organising team met Thursday to tie loose ends on the preparations of the convention after  the Malawi Supreme Court had set aside an injunction embattled Kaliwo and others obtained, effectively giving the party a leeway to hold an elective convention.

MCP president Lazarus Chakwera and the party’s national executive committee (NEC) obtained the order in Lilongwe on Thursday as earlier reported by Nyasa Times.

“It is hereby ordered that the interlocutors injunction granted herein by honourable Justice [Mike] Tembo in the court below  the appellants , dated 8th May 2018 be and is hereby  stayed pending the hearing of inter parties application for the stay hereby set down for hearing on 17th May 2018 at 14:00 hours before Hon. Justicd [Frank]KpandaSC, sitting in Lilongwe,”reads the order dated May 10 2018.

MCP deputy Secretary General Eisenhower Mkaka said the May 17 hearing would be an academic exercise , saying the party was free to cold convention before May 17 and elect new office bearers.

This follows MCP emergency NEC resolution to reinstate him, first deputy president Richard Msowoya, first deputy secretary general James Chatonda and director of international relations Tony Kandiero who were suspended from their respective positions. The meeting also reinstated the expelled publicity secretary Jessie Kabwila.

Meanwhile, in Lilongwe delegates have started arriving for the convention

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Nkholokolo
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Wodya zake alibe mlandu, MCP woyeeee. Gustav wadya za DPP uwawona ma cadet akunyenyanyenya!!

Wanyazikhipi Kahamba
Guest

MCP Is the only party that every Malawian should join. Is not afamily party, and will have to vote for it.

Watematema Mutu
Guest

The convention? where? how? to what extent would delegates have time to consult and travel? Tiziwona zaka zake ndi zino.

pangani
Guest

Well done MCP. You have to my vote.

chimanga chaponda
Guest

Please don’t vote for Kaliwo. He is a nkholokolo. Remember “njoka saweta”

Che Wanimiliyoni
Guest

MCP go and choose good leaders without reference to age. Anzathu akuMalaysia dzanadzanali asankha a 92 year old as Prime Minister nde wina nkumati at 79 asaimemenso, mwatani amangwetu?

Pama
Guest

Those who were saying that Mutharika is old have been properly shamed by the election of a 92 old in Malaysia. In fact, Mahathir Mohamad is one of the people who helped Malaysia achieve high economic growth.

Mmalawi
Guest

You have said it well, Mohammad helped to build a very strong economy of Malaysia. This old man in Malawi has done a yitsl opposite. He gas built a strong corrupt government that benefits himself and his evil lieutenants. You know Thus Pana.

Central
Guest
Age is mentioned just to be polite to the incumbent president!! While some of us know that nobody under the sun can claim to be perfect, komano the short falls particularly the “gates”, “nepotism,” mismanagement of resources etc have a lot of volumes of negatives on his back……………!! Zoona zake ndi za kuti zonsenzi ndi zopanda pake kwa onse amene akudya nawo………………….. komano if our country is to develop we need a leader who should lead and not delegate everything…………… izi ndi chifukwa the cadets are now loose and are misbehaving even before him……………………….I sincerely feel sorry for my nation……………………..!!… Read more »
Mario pei
Guest

Ana ang’ono awa,kaliwo ndi amzake ,Chakwera is a smooth operator he has outplayed the Kholokolo ,Chakwera is very smart indeed he is the Grand master just like on a chess board moving his pieces to victory..Kaliwo and Msowoyas doom will be delivered by a vote …I am I will be going to lilongwe tonight .Iwould like to witness the political demise of the dirty crew..

Flames
Guest

Its better that kaliwo should be going for court injunction. This is topical politics all members of MCP are together even kaliwo kupita ku court wa chita bwino. Why? Kaliwo akufuna chakwera ndi msowoya adzapambane hence blocking new members by saying no convention.
MCP ikadangokhala ililimo… ma members enawo adzakhala mwina nduna…. I love this party because it doesn’t have the owner ..Malawians own it.. aliyese can have asay on this party… wofuna atha ku joina

Nane
Guest

Why rush? Doesn’t sound good.

chitima
Guest

thamangani… afiti achuluka angatidyele mwana !

JOHN
Guest

IWE NANE, NOBODY IS RUSHING! THE CONVENTION WAS ALREADY ON THE CARDS AND ALL PREPARATIONS WERE DONE AND CONCLUDED. IT WAS KALIWO’S INJUNCTION THAT WAS STOPPING THIS CONVENTION. NOW THAT THE INJUNCTION HAS BEEN VACATED, MCP CAN GO AHEAD WITH ITS CONVENTION

Kibaki
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Please rush indeed as Kaliwo is on his way to the Hague kkkkkkk

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