MCP disgruntled leaders back Kaliwo on July 7 convention  

The main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) disgruntled regional and District chairpersons from over 20 districts have vowed that come July 7 2017 they will proceed to hold a national convention announced by secretary general Gustav Kaliwo and his deputy Chatonda Kaunda.

MCP district chairpersons addressing the press to back Kaliwo on convention

“We are here in support of our Secretary General Gustav Kaliwo on the call of the convention to stabilize tension rocking party,” said James Baza Kaunda, leader of the faction calling itself Legitimate Members of MCP.

“Kaliwo remains the party’s secretary general and it is only the convention that can remove him from the position,” he said.

Kaliwo and Kaunda announced at a news conference that the MCP would be holding its convention July 7 to 9 to resolve the growing internal wrangles.

 

But MCP president through second deputy secretary general Eisenhower Mkaka dismissed the convention call, describing it as invalid as the party constitution only gives mandate to National Executive Committee to call for a national convention, due to take place next year.

The chairpersons however denounced Mkaka as party’s spokesperson saying his post does not exist in MCP structures.

“So, whether somebody wants or not we are going to the convention on July 7-9, 2017 to settle the wrangles ahead of our come back to government,” said Baza Kaunda

Another group of MCP Eastern  and Southern political regions held a news conference at Bumble in Thyolo to state that they will be going to a convetion in July.

“We want to resolve the issues in our party,” said Thomas Black who chaired the news conference.

Black  who said is MCP district secretary for Blantyre said if MCP brass wnat Kaliwo to be fired, the convetion will decide.

Meanwhile, Mkaka has said Black and other disgruntled leaders who were at the news conference were not legitimate MCP members.

MCP Eastern Region chairperson Harry Mchilima said the leaders in his region will only accept a legitimate convention next year.

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27 thoughts on “MCP disgruntled leaders back Kaliwo on July 7 convention  ”

  1. akanyeramtsetere says:

    LET’S WAIT AND SEE WHAT WILAL HAPPEN BETWEEN 7 AND 9 JULY IN AS FAR AS THE DATES OF MCP CONVENTION HAVE BEEN SET, PERIOD. ALL THE COMMENTS YOU MAKE WILL NOT SHAKE KALIWO.

  2. yosefe mateyu says:

    between SG and DSG who is able to communicate decisions of NEC in MCP… strange DSG responding to his SG…

  3. yosefe mateyu says:

    Santana, I agree with you 100%. We had presidential materials in MCP including Chiona, Ntaba and others. You said Chakwera is known in central region, NO. He is known in Lilongwe rural. He would have utilised the people he is failing to invite visit all constituencies and sell his message. unfortunately, the man has no plan for Malawi. He can hardly comprehend small issues. For Prof. Peter Mutharika to win, he was on number one in the southern region and in some districts in other regions such as Ntcheu, Lilongwe city, Zomba. Peter was on second position in other places. In 2019 Chakwera will have less votes compared to the ones he had when people didn’t know his weaknesses in 2014. …especially so that he has chased all members of his campaign team.

  4. santana says:

    Majority of the people who have commented on this issue are saying the only candidate to lead MCP is Chakwera, the one who contested and failed in 2014 elections. If a big party like this have only one person as a presidential material should we say it is fit to lead Malawians? I feel very sorry for the party. There was a time when the MCP had presidential materials like Gwanda, John Tembo, William Lunguzi, Munlo, and bigwigs in the likes of Louis Chimango, Stanley Masauli and many others. But now its a shame that the once mighty party can only have one presidential fit in the name of Lazaro. A man who can not have a campaign talk, a man who is only known in his own region. The man is too proud that he cannot invite people like Munlo to have a campaign tour in the south where he is not known. MCP should stop cheating itself that it can win the 2019 elections through Chakwera. In Malawi we don’t win elections by using votes from one region.

    1. seko says:

      Is it that the only candidate for DPP is Peter Mutharika? The Guy is old enough let’s think Good of this country. .

    2. MNDAMBALA BOY says:

      Are you God? shame!!!!

  5. Gustavu George says:

    IS IT REALLY TRUE MR KALIWO THAT YOU CAN CALL FOR CONVENTION WITHOUT THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE PRESIDENT? IS THIS A COUP? THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER IS THAT YOU ARE BEING USED. INU NGATI MUKUFUNA LOWANI CHIPANI CHANU DDP, IF CHATHUCHI TITSIYIRENI IFE ANUWAKE.

  6. ade says:

    THIS HAS ALWAYS BEEN THE CASE THAT THERE ARE SOME PEOPLE WHO ARE USED TO DESTROY MCP, BUT THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER IS THAT THESE IDIOTS WILL ONE DAY DUMP MCP AND JOIN NTABA AND DAUSI.

  7. koma kumaneko says:

    This is nonsense at highest order , koditu ife mcp talowa chifukwa cha Chakwera enanu timakuonani koma imungakhale president , mukadzachotsa chakwera ifeso tichoka nanga Munlo or u councillor kwawo sangawine , Njobvuyalema not presidential material, Jumbe nanji mmmm or kuyankhula kumamuvuta, winandani?????? Tangoyambisani chipani chanu.

  8. Bazzoka says:

    As Dr Lazarus Chakwera ably said in his response to the state president’s SONA the results of change is seen when disgruntled members of the organization try to resist the change. These are disgruntled members who are resisting the change. We want a new MCP . MCP is rebranding. If these madalas are not happy they can start they own party. PERIOD.

  9. ungwelu says:

    If silly things like these contniue to bog the MCP, forget about about redemption come the next general elections. My understanding is that MCP is premised on the four CORNERSTONES and these are:
    1. UNITY
    2. LOYALTY
    3. OBEDIENCE and
    4. DISCIPLINE

    Was Kaliwo and these disgruntled members following these FOUR CORNERSTONES by calling for the convention without seeking his President’s consent? I believe Not.
    MY COUNTRYMEN open up your ears and eyes. I can tell you without fear of contracdiction that this is the work of the DPP secret machine. The only beneficairy in these wrangles is NOT the UDF, PP, or even AFORD but DPP.

    SO OPEN UP YOUR EARS AND EYES to HEAR and SEE.

    In future do not say that we did not warn you.

    GOD OUR FATHER, HAVE MERCY ON THIS COUNTRY. AMEN.

  10. Rift Valley says:

    Yes, who will fund the kaliwo convention? Koma ndiye mwayaluka Naye Chakwera. it’s very obvious there are external forces here. Nanji ndi m’mene Chakwera waying’ambila speech ya APM!! Anthu sakugona tulo.

  11. Chinangwa says:

    Who has funded this group to meet convention expenses? This is the work of external forces, possibly the Blue Devils to disrupt MCP.

  12. be humane says:

    so MCP keeps on dismissing all people speaking from South and Eastern regions as not genuine members of MCP. so when will the genuine members from these two regions speak? Iam just interested to hear them speak otherwise it seems they don’t exist or MCP has no membership in these regions

    1. Central says:

      Yes those from South and Eastern regions who are busy causing mayhem in MCP aren’t genuine members of MCP but dpp supporters in MCP regalia!!

      Let them just register their own MCP – 2 to cover their respective ambitions!! Can Peter allow this nonsense!! If Peter could squeeze Kaliati for a mere jazz with a colleague what can he do if a dpp governor is seen doing similar nonsense these guys are doing? Tell them that no matter what they will do, they will never achieve anything!! Dzigawanani zakubazo, butfrom the look of things everybody is aware of the under dealings…………………….. and the genuine MCP team!!!

  13. dingi says:

    adya za DPP. Mufuna kusokoneza azawineso akanganya awa a DPP muzidya nawobe? Look at the lined up people. Is there anything good Malawians can get from them? Useless people.

  14. wa mwale says:

    All the so called disgruntled or not disgruntled members of mcp must know this, 1. There is no one outside Chakwera who can lead mcp no matter what? 2. The popularity this party is enjoying this time has come because out of all the parties today dpp included, its only mcp which has the right man to lead and become a president. If it happens today that mcp has no chakwera you will all the support the party is enjoying going down and whether Kaliwo knows it or not he himself is not a presidential material, and that is aim number 1 of dpp to make sure they put their own weaker leader in mcp like Kaliwo, Jumbe, and any other Bt not Chakwera. What the district chairmen are doing in mcp if they indeed they frommcp camp, is To kill themselves and the party. There is no party in world which can be working against itself like what is happening in mcp. Every party’s aim is to go in govt one day but to so you need to find a credible presidential candidate not any other can do that, but strong, well prepared, and focused leader. At the moment mcp have got him in mcp. What these so disgruntled with Kaliwo could be doing was to seek dialogue and solution because if they united and got in govt its all of them who will be in power, remember that without Chakwera palibe amene angakhale president amene angathe kutengera mcp mboma. Ndipo masapota ambiri if Chakwera could be out today, supporters which this party is enjoying will finish right away, many joined because of Chakwera if you did not know, no one has joined because of kaliwo palibe

  15. Malawi politics and its people, tell me who will fund this convention and when did they start budgeting for this event and where will it take place again cuz i only see the dates and not the venue.

  16. These people should just get out of MCP and form your own party or better still join dpp whom you want to please. We are tired with these greedy people MCP convention is on next year why can’t you just wait for the better of the party and mother Malawi if indeed your concerns are genuine? ngati akukutumani akupweteketsani. MCP can not abandon Dr Chakwera at this point in time as he is the only leader who can genuinely challenge Mr. Ibu. Kagwereni uko. Tikukuonanitu.

  17. Maunits says:

    Disgruntled is the best word to use. Which convention elected can one from this disgruntled group tell me now. You failed people and not fit in MCP go to hell. We know you have been funded by MCP enemy number one to disturbilize the party but you failed. Kaliwo was appointed by Dr Chakwera and you have done nothing as SG of MCP. You wont achieve anything go ahead. Dr Chakwera is the presidential candidate of MCP come 2019. Go and form your party you puppet.

  18. Che Matera says:

    this is what we call “Decline and Fall” of MCP. Trust me!!

  19. Malume says:

    Who will fund this convention?

    1. aphade says:

      DPP

  20. KB says:

    HE IS POWER HUNGRY! BUT HE SHOULD WAIT FOR GOD’S TIME

  21. mvuu says:

    Who will fund the convention?? Taxpayers’ money I guess!!
    Malawi ndi anthu ake!

  22. Achimidzimidzi says:

    Tell us how much it will cost you and where you got the funding for your convention, amphawi inu. and when did you start budgeting for such a big event.

  23. wakuphili says:

    It seems Mr Mkaka is very powerful in MCP but his post is a junior one. Why is it so, can someone school me.

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