MCP shackled with discord ahead of election case ruling—MP Mwalwanda admits

There is heightening conflict in the main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) as two blocks have emerged over what will happen next—as far as the leadership hierarchy is concerned—ahead of the elections case ruling expected this month end.

Mwalwanda: Disunity has emerged in MCP

MCP, and the UTM Party are challenging in the May 2019 presidential election, arguing it was marred by serious discrepancies, and want the election nullified—and a fresh one held.

Nyasa Times has, however, learnt that there is an ongoing hot disagreement within the oldest party with one group in favor of the party going into a coalition with UTM Party should a fresh election be declared.

But another group, which is siding with business tycoon and MCP vice president Sidik Mia, is against the idea, mostly worried that the latter would definitely lose the vice presidency to UTM Party leader Saulos Chilima.

While MCP officials have denied to comment on the rumours, Karonga Central Constituency parliamentarian, Cornelius Mwalwanda, has conceded the on-goings.

Through his official Facebook wall, Mwalwanda while not explicitly revealing the reason behind the discord, simply asked all members of the party to iron out the problems and focus.

“Colleagues, as discussion continues about disunity that has emerged in MCP, we should not lose sight of the ball and the need for us to continue to build strong MCP structures on the grassroots,” wrote Mwalwanda.

He reminded MCP party members not to forget that they have come from far and that they are about to “cross the river Jordan.”

He wrote: “In Karonga Central we have continued with these efforts [of building up] and MCP is really developing [strong] roots in the constituency. We have our challenges, and, of course, our distractions but we are ready for the challenge.”

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Chilipa Thako
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kkkkkkkkkkk nyama siinafe mwayamba kale kukangana kuti adye ntchafu ndi uyu kkkkkkk dyera lake limeneli ndithu nyamayo muyilephera ithawa kkkkkkkkk

drogba
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Ma MP anu amenewo, kupita kukangojambulitsa mu parliament basi okhaokha kkkkkkkkkk

Mercie
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Mercie

It is interesting to note the views of the those wanting a coalition between MCP and UTM is being emphasized while ignoring the revolting turncoat facts regarding Chilima’s role in 2014 elections. Chilima has never been a friend of MCP this is a warning to those seeking a coalition must to heed. What UTM is seeking is an opportunity to put itself at an advantage by giving Chilima a role of a running mate. Chilima was the architect of the rigging of the elections in 2014 which MCP won. Unless he comes clean I would strongly advise against this alliance.… Read more »

Keen Observer
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Keen Observer

Sir this simply shows how you dont know politics. In politics there is no enemy & there is no friend you only go along with those that you feel your interests will be achieved whether you use others or they use you that’s politics. It’s about survival not bring principled. In politics you can see very strange alliances. It’s just a matter of getting what you want.

Samuel
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Samuel

MCP mpaka lero sadayankhe funso imene Former President, Acheya Bakili Muluzi. Bakili funsa motere Inu a Malawi Congress Party mwalamulira dziko lino la Malawi zaka 31, ndiye pano mukuti tilowanso mboma kodi mwaiwalamo chani mbomamu, munene kuti tikupaseni koma zolowanso mboma muiwalere. MIA adaena mau anzeru kwambiri okhudza MCP motere, kudya msolo wamphende nkhupasilana. MCP nthawi yao idadya idapita. Kenako kudabwela UDF idadya idapita. Pano ndi DPP ikadyaidya nhtawi yao ikakwana ipitanso. Padyabwela ena naonso adzadye. MCP iwalani ndithu. Adzabwela ena ndipo adzatenga boma mwachilungamo osati zokhetsela magazi tikuonazi. God bless Malawi. Keep it a land of peace. Ziwawa ife… Read more »

Central
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Central

Samuel uchitsiru sitimayanika pa chikwewo kuti aliyense azikuseka!! You openly have demonstrated that you’re too empty and knows nothing about why parties go into govt!! Where on earth have parties been stopped from going back into ruling just because they were there? Zikanakhala zimenezo nde Labour and Conservatives ku UK and Republicans and Democrates ku USA as parties zikanakhala zikubwelerabe m’boma kukalamulanso? Chonde zipitilizani school kuti muchotseko umbuliwu!! And lastly please don’t glean and any stupid politician amene amanena kuti amalowa m’boma kukadya, chifukwa chimenecho sicholinga cholowela m’boma!! Amene amanena zimenezowo ndi dzimbabvaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa heavyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy and deserve not to go into… Read more »

Razor chakwera
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Koma mwamvatu

Truth nothing but truth
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Truth nothing but truth

All these written above is the opinion of the writer”Tiwonge Kumwenda”. MCP hasn’t gave us their side of the story. Mwalwanda’s comment did not mean that in 2018. The writer is fed to teste the waters. MCP constitution on running mate is clear unlike these other briefcase parties which give party president too much power and yet they question state president powers. If a Chilima and his supporters join MCP, they are welcome until he is chosen at the convention, MCP convention chose Mia as vice president for 5 yrs. The alliance that might be there will just be nothing… Read more »

SOUVENIR
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SOUVENIR

Tiwonge Nyirenda, please don’t mislead people. Know that most Malawians simply follow what you post here without verifying with other sources. Mr Cornelius Mwalwanda posted that on January 17, 2018 (check his fb page), not 2020 and has nothing to do with the pending judgement. Be honest, stop lying to people.

Henry Kamanga
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Henry Kamanga

Dammit

mulumuzana
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mulumuzana

mukamati MCP ndichipani choti chitha kuwina zisankho pachokha mukunama…why am I saying so? the party has a problem of leadership.mind you learn to differentiate zinthu za dziko ndi za mpingo…ku church abusa akayankhula tonse timangoti amen pomwe ku politics kumakhala kutsutsa…zoona nzkuti anthu amakonda chipani cha MCP koma atsogoleri ake ngodzikonda ongofuna kudzikundikira chuma but they have no passion for this country …ifatsirireni hi5 …out line it mudzaona kuti ndi zija za imvani zaangazi koma chenicheni cha nchere mulibe…for example akuti tonse titukukire limodzi…sounding good koma kodi achakwera adzapanga bwanji kuti ine mphawi ngati ine nditukuke limodzi ndi a Mia?… Read more »

Samuel
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Samuel

Walankhula zomveka kwambiri ayise. Koma nane maganizo anga akuchokwela pa mwambi uja oti birds of the same feathers. Therefore, for me, it’s none of the two. olo chisankho chichitike lero awiriwonsangawine chifukwa azuza mwa mnanu. Mau akuti oufuna adzautaya ndi owona ndithu. Anthuwa afunitsitsa udindo ndiye akuchita chilichonse sakulabada za anthu amene akuphedwa, kubeledwa ndi kuzunzika ndi anthu aowo. Worse still. There actions have a negative impact on the national economy. They don’t care about Malawi.

Maunits
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Maunits

Despite being associated with cash party like dpp. MCP elections and dpp lost. Chakwera got 2.3million votes and Muthalika 1.7votes no wonder dpp wants bribe judges ng’oooooooo Mulungu wakana wowina ndi wowina basi. You can not bribe justice.

Jenala
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Jenala

2.3 million, ma votewo anachokera kuti???? kikikikik

Mr. Maliseche alephera kudyetsa ziphuphu ma judge
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Mr. Maliseche alephera kudyetsa ziphuphu ma judge

Mia is useless. We need Chilima on board.

Razor chakwera
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It’s too late…