Chakwera unopposed as MCP convention elects Sidik Mia new Vice President : ‘Nkholokolo’ no show at indaba

Main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) is going ahead with its elective convention despite threats of legal challenge by the party embattled secretary general Gustave Kaliwo and has elected Mohammed Sidik Mia as new Vice President of the party replacing Speaker Richard Msowoya as party president Lazarus Chakwera was unchallenged.

Sidik Mia elected at MCP convention as new Vice President

Chakwera mandate renewed unopposed

MCP holding convention hours after the Supreme Court of Appeal in Lilongwe lifted an injunction restraining the party from holding the convention.

Atleast K100 million has been set aside for the 1000 delegates who are parricipating at the indaba in Lilongwe.

Conspicously missing from the delegates list are the “big five” of the party;  Kaliwo, who was reinstated as the party’s secretary general on Thursday, Richard Msowoya who was restored as first vice-president, Tony Kandiero brought back as director of international affairs, James Chatonda Kaunda as first deputy secretary general and publicity secretary Jessie Kabwila, who had been fired, who are likely to lose their positions by Sunday.

Second deputy secretary general Eisenhower Mkaka has aleady put up his name to replace Kaliwo.

Kaliwo, who was reinstated into his position this week, told reporters at a press conference in Blantyre that ssconvention in Lilongwe as ‘illegal’.

He said: “Two issues are quite clear; that two days ago, I was reinstated in my capacity as the MCP secretary general. Another is that the party decided to go behind my back and call for a convention which I, as party chief executive, has not sanctioned.

“Notwithstanding my being shortchanged, the deecision to hold a convention does not have blessings from party vice-president and treasurer general.

“In this regard, according to the party constitution, the national executive committee [NEC] that endorsed this decision is illegal and there is no convention.”

Lawyer Wesley Namasala said the MCP is not in cotempt of court in calling for the convention which ends on Sunday.

The list shows that Chakwera renews his mandate, unopposed, as president; Sidik Mia as vice-president, Harry Mkandawire elected second vice-president.

Joseph Njobvuyalema will vie for the position of secretary general against Reverend Maurice Munthali (Retired), and lawyer Paul Maulidi.

Four people—Cornerious Mwalwanda, Evance Kamala, Nick Yiannakis and Rhino Chiphiko will battle it out for the post of treasurer general.

Other notable names are Ken Kandodo, who will seek to be elected as director of strategic planning. He will battle it out with Zikhale Ng’oma and Lawrence Kajawo.

Legislator Sosten Gwengwe, who was former president Joyce Banda’s running-mate will seek to be elected as the party’s director of economic affairs.

Gotani Hara, who served in Joyce Banda’s administration as a Cabinet minister, is contesting for the post of second deputy national campaign director for which she will battle it out with Maclean Ndafakale.

Vincent Mwale, a member of the party from Dedza explained in an interview that he travelled to Lilongwe with his fellow supporters on Friday morning after hearing of the dates for the convention

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winston msowoya
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GRM,I have never never seen a broke-head Malawian like you in my all life.You never find Arabs in Chikwawa,the guy you are referring to (MIA) is an Arab from Arabia or another name the Middle East. We don’t have Arabs in Malawi or Southern Africa as a whole,these people are foreigners in our countries.The owners of these countries are: Yaos,Senes,Lomwes,Ngonis,Shonas,Ndebeles,Makondes Shanganis,Tumbukas,Chewas the list is long,so be informed that Mia is a foreigner from Arabia or Middle East.It is sad that as a Malawian Mr.GRM,you do not know what you are talking about you guillible monster.KNOW YOUR HISTORY,MIA AND HIS WIFE… Read more »
China
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Chakwera wachotsa msowoya because he is a tumbuka. Inu akumpoto mukumusapotabe simudzatheka. He is throwing it in your face

winston msowoya
Guest
MR.Gwemula,do you have all the senses in your head? i don’t comprehend your gibberish.What did you intend to write? You talk of RWANDA AND BURUNDI,but as uninformed buffoon,you don’t know anything about these two countries.As a Freelance Journalist,I covered the bloody conflict soon after the carnage and it was an imaginable state of the situation to see people of the same culture and language cut one another’s throat with brutal unmerceyfullness.So,what do you have to tell me on Rwanda and Burundi taking into account that you are un educated fool even if people can throw to a lion,it will never… Read more »
winston msowoya
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TIYANJANE,candidly,you are not a learned Malawian and find it difficult reading what you have written and I do not comprehend what you wanted to express yourself.First and formost,B.Muluzi is a pure Malawian and aboveall, he is an African and he ruled an African State.Contrary,S.Mia is an Arab and a foreigner.You embacile,can’t you see the difference between the two people?Tiayanjane,your narration does not equalise with a man’s intelligence,a goat might have a sharper brains than you.Iam still leaving outside my country because Iam accepted as a citizen of Africa,Iam not regarded as a Mutumbuka,Iam not regarded as a Hinya,Mbwenu, Chikangawa and… Read more »
Manganya watiuza kuti pitala not leader
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Manganya watiuza kuti pitala not leader

North. Central and South MCP woyeeee

kotakota mtalamo
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Kaliwo sitikumva m chipani chathu cha mcp,atsatile nkholokolo izake felex jumbe ku DPP

Bwande
Guest

A rushed convention. Ndalama zayankhula. Open-door policy has enabled alendo to take big positions.

leneleni
Guest

these are the very same faces we have been seeing through the ages in udf pp dpp now mcp.realy do we have no other choice per the seventeen million malawians .God come to our rescue.

Keen Observer
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The lawyer Namasala or Masala is saying that MCP is not in contempt of court, of course it is not & that is not what Kaliwo is saying. All we need to hear is the issue which Kaliwo is raising that him as a CEO of the party after being reinstated he is not the one who called for the Convention as stipulated by the MCP Constitution. Is this true that the MCP constitution says so???????? Please enlighten us on 5 his issue.

winston msowoya
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I still strongly and nationalistically oppose the oppointment of an Arab Mia as Vice President. If Chakwera did not like Richard Msowoya because is a Northerner and the hated Tumbuka,there are so many qualified Malawians from other ethnicities or tribes Some of misguided baffoons think that my choice of R.Msowoya is based on tribal affiliation,not atall.My point here is that Suppose Mia leads a Malawian delegation let’s say to the SADC Conference,what would other African States think of Malawians? And if there could be an issue of secrecy pertaining to the Middle East,would the SADC delegations feel free to discuss… Read more »
Hlabezulu Ngonoonda
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Mr. Msowoya, your are right. In any case, its hard to swallow that Mia could be Vice President assuming that the said party stumbles into government in 2019. Honestly speaking, Arabs do not protect Christian values. Fellow Arabs will encourage him to cast terror into the hearts of people they call infidels. Read their religious literature in particular Quran 3:151; 9:123; and 8:39. However, it is comforting that Mia is not automatically a running mate.

Charlie Brown
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What Christian values?killing albinos ,sex with amai a mvano,stealing from the poor ..The same Christians giving lucrative contracts to Muslims of Asian origins ..Your Christian president is giving away our land to Asian Muslims in the name of development..Christians are a shame ,they don’t have any values ..Bora kungokhala m’ngoni..Christians and Muslims have no values..

Hlabezulu Ngonoonda
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Grace, peace, faith, hope, love, justice, joy and service. These are Christian values that relate Christian identity in identifying politics. They influence good behaviour and action. They inspire and encourage individuals. They denote the importance of action with the aim of determining what actions are best to do or what is best to live. For instance, promoting legislation against the killing of albino people or same sex marriages or supporting laws against homosexuality. One can do no better than return to what is good, true and right. Generally, Christian values relate to political positions based on the interests and perspective… Read more »
Tiyanjane
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Mr. Msowoya, you seem to have forgotten that a Moslem ruled Malawi for 10 years.. Why are you so full of hate? Your comments show a person who is not at peace with himself. May be that is why you are hiding in diaspora instead of coming home to fight for a better malawi as you would wish. By the way, Ru,phim your ancestors home has a white MP who also is a very good vimbuza dancer. She is a darling of your prople!! Sorry dada Msowoya

Charlie Brown
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He is afraid of Kamuzu Banda ,a big old coward

Sekanawo
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In my entire lyf i never seen heatred idiot lyk this evil! Well i know that u were behind msowoya and Gustavo kaliwo. Wait Gustavo is going to call another convention soon he will choose right people including u demn shithole. Where was u when great America choose Obama?
(IDIOT)

GRM
Guest

Are you sure? You call a person from Chikwawa an Arab? Then call Alomwe Mozambicanso, Angoni South Africans, Achewa people from Congo

Gwemula
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You are very pathetic Winston Musowoya not msowoya how can you say that you are musowoying hatred in malawi i don’t want to remind you about Rwanda and Burundi so please shut

Charlie Brown
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This is a man with brains in his shoes ,he is using a slave masters name “Winston”.He seeked refugee in a slave masters country ,used welfare support from the slave masters ..He calls himself Canadian when it suites him,he choose to forget that Obama was born from a Kenyan father and later voted into the highest office in USA..This man Winston Msowoya was once Kanyama Chiumes cook in Tanzania ,he was never a dissident or freedom fighter .He cannot return to Malawi because he has nothing in Malawi, his bank balance is zero ,no house .All he has is his… Read more »

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