MCP NEC resolution under scrutiny and concerns arise from party members

By Vincent Gunde

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) National Executive recent resolution in regards to eligibility of contestants in the forthcoming elective convention is under scrutiny. This follows concerns from other party members that the decision to bar people who have recently joined the party might be far fetched.

The  National Executive Committee (NEC) for the party  came up with a decision that those who wants to contest for any position in the party must have served for two years as NEC members.

Concerns that have risen include the need to  respect the party own Constitution and the rule of law observing that the condition given is the same as those who wants to contest must have 2 years working experience as NEC members of the party.

Others are  saying there are other NEC members who are unpopular in their constituencies, districts and regions and are afraid of losing their respect should they allow the new blood to be elected as NEC members, describing this as dirty politics in the MCP

A cross section of MCP NEC during their last meeting

The  decision by NEC has also been criticised to be open out  desire to frustrated rising star Engineer Vitumbiko Mumba who has been distributing motorcycles and bicycles to MCP leaders at constituency and district levels and is largely expected to contest for the position bof vice presidency

MCPs Publicity Secretary Ezekiel Ching’oma has been quoted in the media that the party will respond to all the concerns raised through a press statement