• December 5, 2022 2:15 am

MCP hit at Chilima

Jul 1, 2022

Meanwhile from where we stand, the MCP does not have, in its possession, any document that stipulates of or points to the sharing of terms between Dr Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera and Dr Saulos Klaus Chilima. In any case, as a law abiding Party, we will comply with the dictates of the supreme laws of the land which is our Republican Constitution

The Malawi Congress Party (MCP) Secretary General Elsenhower Mkaka says there is no documentation regarding terms of office for the sitting president and his vice.

Earlier this morning UTM President Saulos Chilima said there is an agreement which says a presidential candidate who represented the Alliance in the fresh elections is supposed to serve for a single term and then cede the candidacy to the running mate.

Mkaka, however, said the MCP has taken note of the issues raised by Chilima during his statement.

The MCP General Secretary pointed out that since the address touched on matters related to the “substance and sustainability” of the Tonse Alliance, the MCP will follow the alliance’s agreed guidelines for addressing such matters.

Mkaka said accordingly, the MCP will engage all Tonse Alliance partners to ensure that such matters are tabled at the next meeting of the partners.

“It is our hope that during that meeting, a common position on the resolutions reached collectively will be communicated to the public in the interest of advancing transparency, respecting the spirit of shared responsibility in which the Tonse Alliance was formed, and upholding our promise to keep the alliance focused on serving Malawians without regard to political interests,” he said.

Mkaka said the MCP reaffirms its commitment to the Tonse Alliance and the values and objectives upon which it was founded, as already stated in the public statement issued by all alliance partners on 24th June 2022

He added: “Meanwhile from where we stand, the MCP does not have, in its possession, any document that stipulates of or points to the sharing of terms between Dr Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera and Dr Saulos Klaus Chilima. In any case, as a law abiding Party, we will comply with the dictates of the supreme laws of the land which is our Republican Constitution.”

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