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High Court gives MCP 90 days to hold Convention

Written by  MBC Reporter

The High Court in Lilongwe has finally ordered the opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) to hold a convention within 90 days after some members took the party to court.

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The ruling follows an argument by Lawyer for the disgruntled members, Wesley Namasala who said the members are accusing party president Rev Lazarus Chakwera, for disregarding elected positions in the party by handpicking people into positions.

He said his clients were not happy with leadership style of party president.

This means that if the party will not hold the indaba within 90 days according to the ruling, it will mean the party automatically reverting to the 2013 elected positions.
It also goes further to nullify the appointed positions.

Namasala further disclosed that the court discovered that Chakwera went further to create some positions which are not provided for in the party Constitution as a way of creating space for his allies.

MCP publicity secretary Jessie Kabwila could not immediately comment as she wanted to consult party leadership.

The disgruntled members who are 27 in total, includes regional chairmen and committee directors.


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