Malawi Congress Party (MCP) administrative secretary, I would not oppose the suggestion to remove the provision that aspirants for the party’s national executive committee (NEC) should have a working experience within the party of at least five years because it does not level the playing field.
If I were bwana Chidaya, I would realise that the provision has the potential to block worthy and capable candidates who are among the presidential aspirants.
I would further appreciate, if I were the MCP administrative secretary, that the picture being painted is that the resistance is a deliberate plot to smooth the path of some of the party’s ‘big shots’ who are in a cold sweat because of some aspirants who are a threat to them.
How I wish I were Chidaya, because I would appreciate that bootlicking has largely contributed to the downfall of ‘kongeresi’.
If only I were Chidaya, certainly, I would see the wisdom in letting those that have expressed interest to stand without any obstacles because that is what democracy is all about, not so? After all, it will be up to the convention to choose which leaders they want.
If I were the man in charge of administrative issues at the once ‘Mighty’ MCP, I would realise the need for the party to be seen practising democracy in order to convince people that is a changed party and not a party of ‘death and darkness’ as it was being viewed by some quarters.n
That is, of course, if I were the man Potipher. Unfortunately [or is it fortunately?], I am not him.