Presidential hopeful Lazarus Chakwera of the liberation movement-turned-political party – Malawi Congress Party (MCP) – that ruled the country for decades in one-party dictatorship, will be barred by his party constitution to contest for presidency for the third time luck in 2024 and will have to s pass on the baton to a candidate that will replace him. In the MCP rank and file, who do you think among these can take over the party leadership:
MCP first vice president Sidik Mia
Acting leader of opposition Lobin Lowe, MP
MP Sosten Gwengwe
MP Sam Kawale
Dr Cornelius Mwalwanda MP
Eisenhower Mkaka MP
Or suggest any other name
Chakwera hasled the MCP into the 2014 and 2019 elections, coming second to President Peter Mutharika at the polls.
MCP has lost all five presidential elections since 1994 but Chakwera has made great efforts to re-energise its base.
- 64 years old
- Chakwera was president of the Malawi Assemblies of God from 1989 to 2013
- he was endorsed by former president Joyce Banda in March