The Malawi Congress Party (MCP) ‘renaissance’ is gaining ground with more youth gunning for positions in the party’s national executive committee (NEC) at the forthcoming convention, which was postponed last week.
Lawyer Louis Peter Chakhwantha, is among the youths belonging to the country’s oldest political party, who has joined the race for leadership position.
Chakhwantha, a private practicing lawyer who runs Armstrong Lawyers and Company, is aspiring for the position of legal advisor of MCP.
“I believe MCP is the only party that has principles and focus,” Chakhwantha told Nyasa Times.
“It is likely bouncing back into power,” he said.
Chakhwantha, whose father served as MCP lawmaker, said he has been a chairman twice for Chancellor College MCP Wing from 2001 to 2004 and again from 2006 up 2009.
He graduated from University of Malawi twice and holds both LLB (Hons) and B.Edu.
Meanwhile, other youths aspiring for position in MCP include Chancy Mtambo, who is aspiring for the position of deputy publicity secretary and Nekhantani Kalimwendo, who is also aspiring to contest for the position of director of youth.
The youth are calling for complete overhaul of the party top rank and file so that MCP remains relevant in the Malawi’s modern politics.
MCP ‘youth league’ also want the party’s leaders to ensure safeguarding MCP’s four cornerstones of unity, loyalty, discipline and obedience which he said are still relevant to the present political dispensation.