After months of leadership wrangles, it seems the centre is holding again for the main opposition Malawi Congress Party ( MCP ) as its top officials met at the weekend to strategise on a rebuilding exercise.
The first meeting was held on Friday at the party’s headquarters in Lilongwe where party vice-president Richard Msowoya and the embattled party secretary general Gustave Kaliwo were in attendance, a move which signals the end of division in the party.
A joint statement signed by Chakwera and Kaliwo said their meeting agreed on a number of issues.
“The meeting accepted that there are divisions in the party, but agreed that the unity of the party is of paramount importance. Therefore, as a party, we must advance on the basis of that unity. The meeting resolved that going forward, NEC members, office bearers and party members must abide by the Malawi Congress Party Constitution,” reads the statement.
Yesterday Chakwera, Msowoya and Kaliwo also held a press briefing, where Chakwera announced that the national executive committee will meet soon to decide on a number of issues, including on when to hold the convention. n