MCP convention postponed indefinitely

The main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has  decided not to hold  its national convention slated for April 5 2018 until the court cases against the party and its leadership  are disposed of in the High Court.

Chakwera: Convention deferred

MCP president Lazarus Chakwera  says following the reservation by the High Court in Blantyre to lift an injunction obtained by the party’s  embattled vice-president Richard Msowoya and four other members, MCP will pend its convention.

Some cases are yet to be heard in the High Court.

“To this end, while these multiple court cases may delay our calendar during this elective period, we shall not undermine our judges’ role in adjudicating over matters brought before them,” reads a communiqué issued by Chakwera .

In one case, according to the statement “there is a subsisting temporary injunction stopping the Malawi Congress Party from taking disciplinary action against some of its members and from holding its elective convention as of now”.

The suspended faction of Msowoya, which also includes secretary general Gustav Kaliwo, treasurer general Tony Kandiero, deputy secretary general Chatonda Kaunda and fired publicity secretary Jessie Kabwila, obtained the injunction restraining the party from holding a convention.

Chakwera said  the party has tried without success to resolve the differences internally.

“Of course, we would have preferred if these political disputes were resolved amicably through internal party processes without resorting to the courts. This is a process we embarked on wholeheartedly but failed,”  he said.

MCP has not indicated the new dates it plans to hold the convention.

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Apao Kugola
Apao Kugola
4 years ago

For those of us in MCP, there is nothing strange with what the courts are doing. Onsewo ndi Nkholokolo zokhazokha. In fact it is much better for the MCP convention to delay than to have it now and give the monster more time to buy out Nkholokolozi zitasankhidwa mmipando. Remeber, the same people who wanted an early convention have turned against it now. That time Nkholokolo zimafuna kuti convention ikachitika chi monster chibwere kudzagula onse. But the wise MCP stood its feet because we knew the sinister plan ya Nkholokolozi. Now Nkholokolo zapenga thinking that by delaying convention MCP will… Read more »

Prince of shitholes
4 years ago

That is the work of the prince of thieves who is afraid of MCP. The Msowoyas are also abusing the court system and why did they join the party.They are free to leave the party. A convention is where people choose new office bearers. Musowoya and others are free to form their own partyor free to join dpp just like what Mcheka has done.

Mwananyanian
Mwananyanian
4 years ago

There is so mud flying in the face of oChakwera, it is now seeing stars and is getting disoriented, politically. Confusion reigns supreme in MCP, Kamuzu’s Party; and status will, no doubt, go on for some time. May be even after the convention, if one is held at all before the next elections. As if we needed any more evidence of the lack of political incapacity of the current leader(ship). And we are back to the “future”: where the so-called zigawenga (rebels) – the 4 K’s: Kabwila, Kaliwo, Kandiero, Kaunda, (and Msowoya) retain their positions in the Party. According to… Read more »

Ngabu Makande
4 years ago

Chakwera you are a failled leader who have emotional and you have deef ear. You think to run a party is like Church ministry?? Sorry go back to church and if you are failling run a party how could we trust you to give you country. What interesting is you throw all weight and trust to this CROOK COLOURED MUNTHU OSOWA NTUPO NGATI AMENEYI (MUNTHU OPANDA MFUNDA) that he can give you southern region votes no no no and you forget people here in Malawi they vote cause of tribe and where the leader come from.

Mario pei
Mario pei
4 years ago
Reply to  Ngabu Makande

Deef ear?pickled pigs ear kapena

kotakota mtalamo
kotakota mtalamo
4 years ago

Msowoya ndi kaliwo ndi anthu oyipa kwambiri, sakufunila chipani zinthu za bwino,,koma ubwino wake ife ma supporter a mcp tili pa mbuyo pa chipani plus chakwera

Napoleon
Napoleon
4 years ago

Simunati I ichi nchiyambi cha mavuto mu MCP. Legal battles mdziko muno ndimpaka chaka chamawa, nanji mukulimbana ndi Kaliwo QC .Tione momwe zithere.

TRUMP
TRUMP
4 years ago

Please BUSHIRI come and
Rescue us

PLEASE GOD REMOVE SCALES OF BLINDNESS FROM THE EYES OF MY FELLOW MALAWIANS SO THAT WE CAN SEE THAT BUSHIRI IS THE ANSWER TO OUR HARDSHIPS OTHERWISE WE WILL REGRET LIKE NEVER BEFORE IN HUMAN HISTORY

Watipa
Watipa
4 years ago

Zose ndithawi ziyenda MCP moving forward

Central
Central
4 years ago

Don’t worry Chakwera and the entire next government team!! The good thing is God is with the party and evidence is allover! Mind you Malawians are keenly following everything!!

Sincerely the decision to have an early convention was brilliant for it has expose their dirty colours!! By May all the Nkholokolo will have nothing to say! They are against the convention because akudziwa zao zinada kale ndipo its when they shall be silenced!

Watematema Mutu
4 years ago

These squabbles have tested Chakwera`s potential to resolve internal party internal issues. Chakwera this is your litmus test and you have been rated accordingly!

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