MCP would fail because of violence if elections was held today— Survey

If there is one thing that Malawi Congress Party (MCP) does as a strength, then it is postmortem and self-assessment surveys but  its recent survey that the party carried out as they prepared for the bye-elections in Lilongwe and Kasungu has come shocking and surprising to the oldest political party in the land.

Chakwera: Violence has also created suffering even among MCP members

They are calling it “The October Report: Mapping the Way Forward”.

The study  set out to assess how MCP is doing after May 21 Elections with instruments primarily focused on tallying opinion from its own membership with a few sample groups of the general public.

The survey also focused on Central Region as the stronghold of the party.

The results that came out show that MCP  is suffering a very bad image because of perpetrating violence instead of building the party.

According to some respondents at district and areal levels, “it was a mistake for MCP to go about waging violence instead of rebuilding the party.”

Some respondents said MCP thought violence was going to punish DPP but it has also created suffering even among MCP members.

The survey report also says the MCP President Lazarus Chakwera has lost popularity and also lost control of the party.

Most people who were interviewed said that MCP still has a history of violence and atrocities from its time of one party rule.

Chakwera was chosen as a pastor from the church in order to change the image of violence of the party. But instead, Chakwera has proven to be a leader who torelates violence which is destroying the image of the party.

An interesting analysis came from a few district chairmen who said the main problem is that Chakwera has failed the party but he does not want to admit and doesn’t want to go. The result is that he is mobilizing violence to bring down government because he thinks can take power by force after failing two elections.

There is also another interesting perception among MCP members that Chakwera has lost control of the party and that the party is being led by  Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) and  UTM Party leader Saulos Chilima.

Respondents who were somewhat sympathetic to Chakwera said what is destroying his image is that he has allowed HRDC and Chilima to control the direction of MCP.

The conclusion of the survey indicates that MCP would fail a general election again unless it changes leadership and change its image of perpetrating violence and atrocities.

The survey was conducted by some intellectual MCP members without the knowledge of MCP executive committee because it  was also intended to examine the same leadership and its political policies.

The 92 paged survey report has not been made public.

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Mesimadzi
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Mesimadzi

We have been saying this time and again that Chakwera is a liability. If MCP is serious about getting into a multiparty government then Njovuyalema is the answer.

kalenga
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kalenga

Cheap propaganda !!!!!!!! for a myopic intellectual.

Zondeni
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Zondeni

Bapusitsanani.

Sahara
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Sahara

True story, DPP did not win elections. They used Tippex to rig the results.

wawathu
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wawathu

I am not an MCP sympathiser. But the report is biased and lacks credibility. What is certain is that if polls happened today, DPP will be roasted and it will be the death of DPP. DPP is the most unpopular party to have ever existed in Malawi. DPP is the worst party than Bakili’s UDF and Ngwazi’s MCP. I bet DPP got less than 1 million votes in the last rigged elections. People everywhere hate DPP so much. And make no mistake, when DPP gets dumped out, we will see vengeful measures by whoever comes to power. People have suffered… Read more »

Levious
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I totally agree 300% this cabaals crooks party won’t match with mighty MCP at all they must thank Jezzebel Ansah to lift them to be at capital hill.
We won’t bow down to Devil Peoples Party to root divide ur land Malawi.
Come December for chicken to rost
There will be no Dead People’s Party anymore
Mighty MCP will rise for occasion

Cashgate1
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Cashgate1

I doubt the authenticity of the report. The reporter is not specific, but generalize his information. How many respondents participated, how was the survey conducted? Who conducted the survey? What methodology were used? Bolani mukanangokhala chete kaye than reporting trash

cipiliro
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cipiliro

Mcp is still intact and there is no such discontent with Chakwera, if you want to start again creating tension in our party, go to hell. There is no weapon made by human hand or your mouth and deeds will destroy us. Your evil allegations will destroy your own party not ours, back to sender.

najere
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najere

MCP is party of blood and violence. The survey is right.

yobu 13 13
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i agree with you

Jackeroo john
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Jackeroo john

Survey done in thyolo, obvious result…stupid fool

Toka
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Toka

Pleaseeee regime thugs leave our party alone