Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has assured Malawians that the party through its president Lazarous Chakwera will bail out Malawians from the increasing poverty and widening gap between the super rich and the poor.
MCP Regional Chairman for the Centre, Patrick Chilondola speaking in Ntcheu when he addressed a political rally in the area of traditional authority Ganya, said MCP would use democratic means to push ruling DPP out of power in 2019, urging Malawians not to lose hope and declaring that free and fair elections would one day have to happen.
Chilondola said MCP is concerned that poverty is worsening in Malawi and that citizens are currently going through difficult times following the devaluation of Malawi Kwacha and economic woes.
“MCP will not leave you alone, MCP remains the only beacon of hope for Malawians,” said Chilondola.
“MCP under the leadership of Chakwera will have a rescue plan for this country,” he added.
He said the DPP government, which came to power through controversial circumstances, have failed to “rig the economy.”
“Come 2019, MCP will form the next government and will bail out Malawians from the current hardships. Mo its and no buts,” Chilondola said.
MCP regional Secretary for the centre Dyson Kamphambe Nkhoma said MCP is the only party which has never involved itself in cashgate corruption scandal, saying DPP were the chief archictect of looting from the public purse and they are shielding thieves in government .
“You are aware that United Democratic Front(UDF) thieved K1.2 billion, and DPP cashgated K577Billion while People’s Party(PP) cashgated K24 billion. You can see here that its only MCP which has clean bill of record,” Said Nkhoma.
Nkhoma said “Malawians are suffering under this [Mutharika] leadership.”
Taking his turn MCP regional campaign director, Richard Chimwendo, also spoke at length on various topical issues.
Chilondola was accompanied by seven members of Parliament and senior party members including former diplomat Dr John Chikago.
Meanwhile, MCP district chairpersons from the Northern Region have backed Chakwera in the rift which some quarters in the party believe is being fuelled by party second deputy director (strategic planning) Felix Jumbe.
Jumbe has been implicated in the rift having described as illegal his demotion from campaign director to deputise Moses Khombe in strategic planning, but he denies spearheading it.
“We vehemently refute the blatant lie that was put on radio that we, district leaders in the Northern Region, do not want Chakwera as MCP president. We want to assure you that we are solidly behind the current party president. We want to assure you that our presidential candidates for 2019 are Dr Lazarus Chakwera and his vice-president Richard Msowoya,” said Nkhata Bay chairperson Manase Chiumia.
“Chakwera has taken out the party from doldrums and it is now picking up. Last year, the party produced two MPs in the North, a thing that was almost impossible previously. In last month’s Local Government by-elections, our councillor scooped Chibanja Ward in Mzuzu,” Chiumia said.
He urged Malawians, particularly the young generation, to muster patience and stamina for the long walk or even the long jog or the long trot to freedom in 2019, saying MCP will remove the rotten system.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :