Malawi Congress Party (MCP) leader Lazarus Chakwera on Saturday reached out to his pafrty deputy and Richard Msowoya andy Secretary General Gustav Kaliwo and agreed to bury any political differences and work together, saying the prty is now ‘on the threshold of power’.
Addressing a new conference at party headquarters in Lilongwe, while flanked by Msowoya, MacDonald vice president (South) Lombola, Kaliwo, Treasure General Tony Kandiero,and Deputy Secretary General Chatonda James Kaunda, the MCP president said the meeting held on 1 December, 2017, accepted that there were divisions within the party but agreed that the unity of the party is of paramount importance.
“Therefore as a party we must advance on the basis of that unity,” said Chakwera.
Chakwera said the meeting resolved that going forward “ National Executive Committee members office bearers and party members must abide by the Malawi Congress Party Constitution. “
MCP president, who is also leader of opposition, said there shall be management meeting soon which will deal with other finer details of the party.
Chakwera said the management meeting will be followed by the NEC meeting.
Recently, Msowoya who is also Speaker of Parliament recently ruled ‘out of order’ (MCP) Chakwera—who is also leader of opposition in Parliament— speech in the House in which he branded President Peter Mutharika as “a Prince of Thieves” presiding over the most corrupt administration, saying words that reflected on the Head of State be struck off the Hansard – a book of record for the House.
While Kaliwo has been spearheading calls for the convention.
It is currently not known if party’s publicist Jessie Kabwira will be reinstated at her position as party’s mouth piece.
Chakwera has been blaming the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)-led government for the socio-economic woes facing the country.
He accuses present leadership lacks a vision to move Malawians out of problems such as electricity crisis, worsening corruption at top level of government, drug shortages, ailing economy and dwindling education standards.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :