Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has put in office new regional committees in its two political regions in the North to help in rebuilding of the party.
The elections for North South region were held in Mzuzu City while those for the North North region were held in Karonga on Saturday.
During the North South elections, former director of water in the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development Osborne Shela was voted regional chairperson, Gracious Soko was voted vice-chairperson, Goodwin Mvula second vice-chairperson, Dilla Nyimba secretary, councillor Alexander Mwakikunga was elected vice-secretary while Hastings Mvula is second vice-secretary.
In an interview, MCP administrative secretary Potipher Chidaya said he was impressed with the elections as they were peaceful and that people voted leaders of their choice.
He said the party expects to go further to district areas and branches to ensure that all structures have been revamped, adding that having such committees in place will help in rebuilding the party across the country.
Said Chidaya: “That is how we wanted it. It was very peaceful. Our intention and the intention of our [party] president [Lazarus Chakwera] is to rebuild the party in readiness for 2019 general elections.
“It is the intention of the leadership of Malawi Congress Party. It is the intention of all members in the party to form the next government.”
The elections were funded by MCP president Lazarus Chakwera and his friend, whose details MCP officials refused to make public, to the tune of K4 million.
Shela vowed to revive MCP in the North, but could not disclose strategies that will be put in place to penetrate the region.
“You just have to wait for few weeks or months to see what we are rolling out. We have already started. You can see how we have gathered here and how we conducted the election. So you will just wait and see what we are going to do,” he said.