The Lilongwe High Court has thrown out earlier judgement which ordered he main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) to hold a convention within 90 days after some disgruntled members dragged it to court.
Lawyer for the disgruntled members, Wesley Namasala said his clients were not happy with leadership style of party president Lazarus Chakwera whom they accuse of disregarding elected positions in the party and opted to appoint people into positions.
Prior to the court matter, the regional chairpersons wrote the party, alleging that Chakwera was nepotistic as he had appointed into the national executive committee (NEC) people mostly from his native Lilongwe District and removed others when he had no mandate to do so.
The leaders further charged that members of Parliament (MPs) were more powerful than NEC members.
However, soon after the judgement ordering MCP to fill all its positions through elections, the party appealed after it was known that the lawyer Wesley Namasala had no licence.
Delivering the judgement on Friday, Judge Justice Chifundo Kachale ruled that his earlier determination is quashed and MCP will not hold any convention.
Deputy Secretary General in the MCP,Elsenhower Mkaka, said he was very excited that at last justice has taken its course.
Mkaka said the position on the matter is that MCP appealed the judgement on grounds that the lawyer, Namasala of Lincon, Edwards & Co which took the case to court, has no license.
“Let me assure Malawians that the said judgement is no longer valid following the judgement and a party we are very happy,” said Mkaka.
According to the Malawi Law Society, it is an offense for someone to practice without Licence.
MCP was being represented by the party director of legal affairs Peter Lewis Chakhwantha of Armstrong Law and company.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :