MCP SG contradicts Chakwera on Mutharika meet

Opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) secretary general Eisenhower Mkaka has sharply contradicted his party president Lazarus Chakwera on meeting President Peter Mutharika face to face to end the current political impasse.

MCP secretray general Mkaka: There is no meeting between Chakwera and Mutharika

Chakwera told the media on Wednesday after meeting organisers of peace talks, the Public Affairs Committee (PAC) that he was ready to meet Mutharika for peace talks to end the current political impasse which has virtually put Malawi in a lock down.

The opposition MCP and UTM are disputing the May 21 presidential results, claiming they were manipulated in favour of Mutharika, an allegation both the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) and Mutharika denies.

Writing on his Facebook wall, Mkaka claimed Chakwera’s meeting with PAC did not secure any talks between Mutharika and the MCP leader.

“That would go against conventional wisdom,” stated Mkaka who also testified the election case.

“Why would Chakwera allow the court process to go all the way to the end and in between be saying he does not recognize Mutharika as president, only to allow meeting Mutharika after the court processes have almost come to end?” says Mkaka.

Mkaka says Chakwera’s position has been and will still be that he does not recognize Mutharika as president and he is occupying that seat illegally.

“There is no meeting between Chakwera and Mutharika,” declared Mkaka.

This is in contradiction to what Chakwera said on Thursday, who said Malawians should be able to meet and discuss issues when differences arise.

Mutharika also said he is ready to meet both Chakwera and UTM president Saulos Chilima over the issue.

PAC is also meeting separately Human Rights Defenders Coalition officials and Chilima. 

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mtete
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There is no way Chakwera, who has always said he cannot negotiate with a thief, can meet the Prince of Thieves.

braveheart
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Chakwera! chakwera! this gule is finished! he told his people to destroy the country.Very unpatriotic. Let him go to hell! he does not have a place among the civilized!

mtete
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DPP diehard obviously

George Victor
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Thumbs up for Chakwera…Abusa umenewu nde umunthu..pitani kwa Peter kakonzeni Malawi dziko ndi lanu ili…musamvere za achian Mkaka ana amenewo pa ndale. kumbukirani za wana safula o busa…tapitani Pitala atikonzeko ife ochewa oku demela ku unit 10 …

Gokwe
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Gokwe

Kapangeni Pisi yanuyo koma dpp (mabanja Ndi Dausi) Ndi fiti mezi . Amahwiysa ntchito ndrama Mukamaliza Pisi yanuyo akahonga kukhoti monga muja anapngila Ndi a mec. Mudzamba pita anawina zeni zeni. Mudzalephera kutsitsa chifukwa Pali chingwe cjamgwirizano cjemjerani bwana Ochakwere.

Nabanda
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Dr L Chakwera should not meet Mutharika… For what??? The case is in court, pls!

Murupale
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Murupale

No need for the meeting, Muthalika is untrustworthy. He is the causative of all the impasses. We do not dine with thieves, killers and mafia. And you PAC group do not waist our time. We lost trust in you.

GODFEARING PERSON
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GODFEARING PERSON

These are the people misguiding Chakwela. The Mkaka, Kunkuyu, Harry Mkandawire, Morris Munthali. Chakwela be very careful with these people. Who are these people to stop you to the president? In the Old Testament in the book of Job, God himself was discussing with Satan (the devil). In the New Testament, Jesus was also discussing with the same Satan (the devil). The point is if you face the devil just be in the word, simple.

Richard Steel
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Richard Steel

It is people who do not understand collective leadership that are confused. It is normal to have a leader show his/her position in matters like these. As a person, Dr. Chakwera has said to the nation that he has no problem with meeting Mutharika, when, where, and how do not hold water here. But Chakwera is not an island. As a true democrat he had to go to his party leadership and share what was put on the table during the discussions with PAC delegation. MCP as a party had to discuss and come up with a party’s official position.… Read more »

Nzeru Banda
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So, the meeting shall be based on Two fronts. The Question to be negotiated upon shall be (a) If the CONCOURT nullifies the elections and pave for fresh elections, what will happen on the peace initiative between Chakwera and Chilima on one hand, and Bwana APM on the other? (b) How about if the court says APM won legally, what’s at stake? Its unfortunate that these Gurus are meeting now while the verdict is nigh. It’s a tough job! Kapena akatseketsa mlandu akagwirizana chochita like GNU for example……..KKKKKKK ….then at the centre of all this drama is that Malawians are… Read more »

SAUNDERS
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SAUNDERS

Give peace a chance!! I have trust in Chakwera as a leader and should not be swayed by somebody who is so regionalistic in mind. Now we have known who is messing up in MCP and I believe the people that are behind the looting, destruction, maiming and killing during the demonstrations are showing up. Many people were troubled, those who personally know Dr Chakwera were confused about the evils that were being carried out by MCP supporters after the elections. Rev Dr Chakwera do what you feel is right for the people of Malawi, MCP is the Second biggest,… Read more »

Livingstonia Synod
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Livingstonia Synod

Tell us one position MCP, You are at liberty to reason with the mediators or not, no big deal, it’s a free country after all. Trying to play tough and difficult under the circumstance is no wiser at all. Don’t waste everyone’s time