Former Deputy Speaker Mcheka optimistic of eligibility for MCP Vice Presidency as she fundraise.

By Durrell Namasani

The MCP Convention slated for August continues to gather momentum. As potential candidates continue to position themselves, there is still debate on who will be eligible to contest . Former Deputy Speaker of Parliament Esther Mcheka Chilenje is one of the candidates who might be affected by the rule that people that have recently joined the party are not eligible to stand. Mcheka who was formerly DPP joined MCP recently

But optimistic  Mcheka  insists that she is eligible to contest for the position of First Vice President at the Malawi Congress Party, (MCP) Convention slated for August this year amid reports that the party will only allow people who have been active members for two years to contest.

Mcheka at the Fundraising

Speaking to journalists last night after a fundraising dinner in Blantyre, Chilenje said he joined the party in 2004, left it and later came back this year.

During her speech, Mcheka Chilenje emphasized on  her extensive experience, qualifications, and dedication to the political landscape of Malawi. With a clear focus on fostering progress and development within the MCP, she presented a compelling case for her candidacy.

Mcheka took a moment to commend the state Presidentย  Dr Chakwera for his exceptional servant leadership and tireless endeavors to empower women across Malawi. She highlighted the President’s unwavering commitment to gender equality and women’s empowerment initiatives, recognizing his remarkable achievements in this critical realm. In a heartfelt acknowledgment,ย  Mcheka expressed her admiration for President Chakwera’s dedication and leadership style, acknowledging the strides he has made to uplift and empower women in Malawi.

Furthermore, Dr. Chilenje’s endorsement of President Chakwera’s efforts to promote gender equality reflects her alignment with his values and goals. By recognizing and supporting the President’s initiatives, she showcases her shared commitment to advancing the status of women in Malawian society and contributing to their empowerment across various sectors.

In conclusion, Mcheka took time to thank the organizers of this colourful event “๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—™๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—›๐—ผ๐—ป ๐——๐—ฟ ๐—˜๐˜€๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐— ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ธ๐—ฎ ๐—–๐—ต๐—ถ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ท๐—ฒ” for their tireless efforts to showcase their commitment and dedication in spicing her political pathway.

Chilenje said she is now looking for K30 million to support her campaign activities and convince more than 1, 500 delegates to vote for her.

She further argued that a resolution to bar new members can easily be challenged, for it is not in the party’s constitution and that it is also against the constitution of Malawi that promotes freedom of association.

Gospel Singer Miracle Chinga spiced the event with her singing