By: Chikondi Magalasi
The main opposition party in this country, Malawi Congress Party (MCP) might go for an early convention than expected because of a court order for the party to hold elections within 90 days.
The High Court in Lilongwe made the order following the complaint lodged by some regional chairpersons who were concerned with some inconsistencies in implementing the party’s constitution, and decided to drag the party to court.
Before the matter, the Northern and Southern regional chairpersons wrote to the party, alleging that the party’s President Lazarus Chakwera had appointed people mainly from Lilongwe into the National Executive Committee (NEC) and also fired others when he had no authority.
Meantime, the party’s spokesperson Jessie Kabwila has admitted receiving the order and that as a party, they will discuss with their legal team to see what will be the next action to be taken.
“We have received this matter and we are going to sit down with our Lawyers to hear what they are going to tell us,” said Kabwila.
The Publicist further added that the MCP is a party that follows its constitution and will let the public know of the legal team’s advice.
The order has been made through Judge Chifundo Kachale of the high Court.