MCP North Malawi district leaders support Chakwera

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) district chairpersons in the northern region on Monday addressed a news conference where they registered their support to party President Lazarus Chakwera, saying they will still vote for MCP and Chakwera even if he does not choose a running mate from the region.

The MCP district leaders during the meeting in Mzuzu where they pledged their support for Chakwera

The chairpersons called the news conference in Mzuzu to react to the reported suspension if first Vice-president Richard Msowoya, who is also Speaker of parliament.

MCP national executive committee (NEC) meeting at party National Headquarters in Lilongwe on Sunday, called by party president Chakwera, resolved to suspend Msowoya and secretary general (SG) Gustave Kaliwo pending disciplinary action for their alleged role in destabilising the main opposition party.

Kaliwo and Msowoya—who is also Speaker of the National Assembly— alongside second vice-president Macdonald Lombola, deputy SG James Kaunda and replaced treasurer general Tony Kandiero were signatories of letter accusing Chakwera of flouting the constitution. Out of the five signatories, only Lombola attended Sunday’s meeting.

MCP district chairperson for Karonga, James Nkhoma, said the North will rally  behind Chakwera.

“From Karonga [where Msowoya comes from] we can assure Chakwera of our support,” he said.

Mzuzu district chairperson for MCP, Joseph Chavula, said people in the north vote on merit and that Chakwera has the potential to govern.

“We want to make this clear. People from the Northern Region will votye for Chalwera with or without a running mate from the region. We are not voting on condition that we should  first be given positions but because we are in total support of the policies of the party led by Chakwera,” said Chavura.

MCP district chairperson for  Nkhata Bay, Manase Chiumia said: “Without fear of contradiction, we want Chakwera as MCP’s torch bearer in 2019.”

The country’s oldest political party is expected to hold an elective conference on April 4 in Mzuzu.

Other MCP district chairperson who attended the news conference included  Owen Gondwe from Mzimba, Brighton Chiumia from Rumphi  and Jonathan Lukali from Chitipa.

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Che Wanimiliyoni
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Koma the way MCP are hero-worshiping Chakwera mwati sazakhala life president uyu? Please be careful with the way some old timers are being kicked out of the party. I can’t recall any prominent name in the current national executive carried over from JZU’s executive. Kuwina nkofunikadi inde but don’t give somebody a blank chaque to do as he want no matter his position.

Daniel
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without a running mate from the north.The north will not vote for MCP.district chairman are just there to please MCP president.I don’t think Mcp will get 100,000 voters from the south with Mr mia on board.Mcp will not win the the 2019 elections.**mark my words*I predict Mr Mia to dump MCP after 2019 elections.The winning team is the ones which has been suspended from the party.

Petre Mathanyula
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Daniel, the Dpp top brass are afraid of MIA that southern votes will be divided between MCP and dpp because of MIA. Who are you to underrate MIA. Udzalira chokweza come 2019.

santana
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Chimene amawona wamkulu atakhala pansi mwana sangawone ngakhale atayimilira. JZU saw to it that the current MCP is led by childish leadership. Munthu wamkulu ameneyo. That’s why chipani lero chiri pa pinyolo. Kabwila once said ”Mia sanalowe MCP, koma MCP yalowa mwa Mia”. She was very right.

santana
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James, Hashtag, and Mfumu yopanda Madyera. Tell me one thing. Which election in the past five elections did MCP not say that it is winning the election? Tell me, which MCP presidential candidate was weaker than Chakwera that we can say Chakwera will do it because he is strong and popular? Which areas in the south can MCP claim it is popular this time that it can have votes to win the elections? Nsanje and Chikwawa has been voting for MCP during Gwanda’s time of top leadership but the party never made it to the power. So MCP is just… Read more »
Petre Mathanyula
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Satana you are not the spokesperson for people in the south. Such thinking like that of you satana is what is killing this country. Thinking along tribal lines. But if lomwes vote for dpp because the leader of dpp is lomwe then that’s unfortunate because poor governance of Mr. Ibu affects everybody in this country whether lomwe or whatever tribe one comes from. Poverty under Mr. Ibu is so rampant because of corruption. Ndalama zingothera mmatumba mwawo. So stop thinking that because people are lomwe then it’s a grantee they will vote for dpp because even the lomwes are feeling… Read more »
Likhora
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Fanzi yadya money iyi to portray to fellow northers kuti zinthu zili bwino.Mind you in 2014 chakwera come third in all the votes in northern region .Dpp scoped 6 parliamentary seats and Mcp 1 .This was happening while Msowoya was running mate to Chakwera ,now without Msowoya and with all the developments that Dpp has done in the Northern region ,Magnificent Nkhatabay mzuzu road,Nkhatabay hospital ,Njakwa livingstonia road,karonga songwe highway,Nyika road and many more i refute what these guyz are saying ,lets wait and see

Omex70
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Santana or simply Satana, you don’t learn easily. I don’t know how shocked you shall be in 2019 elections when your party will lose elections like what happened on 17 Oct, 2017.

Osayiwala izi. Read last three lines this was 2014
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Osayiwala izi. Read last three lines this was 2014
Politics and Religion: Malawi presidential running mates and Peter’s choice of Chilima February 14, 2014 Pastor Robert Masikamu 29 Comments It is a known secret that all the running mates for all party front-runners have been announced and filed their papers. The delay to announce the running mates by all political parties shows the dilemma of presidential candidates in doing so. This may be as a result of trying not to disintegrate the party by a wrong choice or wishing to learn and calculate from others’ choices. The young Muluzi was the most brave one who didn’t wait on other… Read more »
Menward chavula
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Zilibedi ntchito or asakhale wachiwiri kwa wa pampando. Tidazionerapo kale tidalinso ndi ena ake adali wachiwiri kwa wa pampando koma palibe adapangapo chopindulira anthu akumpoto. Chikufunika ndi kukhala ndi atsogoleri a luntha basi osati chifukwa choti ndi wa dera lakwathu ai!!!! Anthu akumpoto tikuvutika ndi kale nde sitingaganize zoti msowoyayo angathandize ma northeners palibilethu. Chikufunika ndikukhala ndi atsogoleri a masomphenya basi osati zinazi tatopa nazo. Mabodza phwiiiiii koma osakwanilisa

getrude
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Hi Malawians, Musanamizanepo apa Vote ili mu mtima. Those so called chairperson wont be available to see what someone is voting. Tulo amalawi

Ovolosi Bvalani
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At some point in time I said, the problem that is there in MCP is not that Msowoya doesn’t want Mia. We all know what Msowoya has been saying about the problems in MCP. Msowoya has been putting it straight to Dr. Chakwera, that Chakwera is flouting the MCP constitutional procedures by sidelining the leaders chosen by the convention and choosing to work with his (Chakwera) improvised leaders. I remember, MCP recently had a very fruitful meeting where they agreed among many things to use the legitimate leaders that were chosen by the convention. Therefore the issue is not that… Read more »

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