MCP Under Fire For Participating In Jane Ansah’s Organised By-elections: It’s A Sign Of Inconsistency And Self-contradiction

A political analyst says the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) decision to participate in the MEC organised by-elections is a sign of the party inconsistency and self-contradiction.

MCP says it would participate in the Lilongwe south constituency and Kasungu by-elections under protest.

But University of Livingstonia political scientist George Phiri said the participation in the by-election defeats the whole purpose of challenging the May 21 elections, because of, among others, lack of credibility in the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC).

“They are participating in the by-elections because the elections are in their strongholds, that is the main reason. They have high hopes that they will win,” said Phiri.

He said if the by-elections were held in other regions, the party might have not participated.

MCP president Lazarus Chakwera is currently boycotting parliamentary attendance saying he does not recognize president Peter Mutharika as president.

UTM has pulled out of the by-elections citing credibility of MEC as the main reason.

But MCP spokesperson Maurice Munthali said the court case and the by-elections are two different issues altogether.

He said the party wants to give the people in the affected areas representation.  

6 Responses to "MCP Under Fire For Participating In Jane Ansah’s Organised By-elections: It’s A Sign Of Inconsistency And Self-contradiction"

  1. Marcus Garvey   October 20, 2019 at 7:44 am

    MCP is like these modern vehicles moving without a driver. As things are, Lazaro is now swallowing his pride. Let them win the by-elections since it is in their own backyard.
    With Arafat Hamdan, he will come up with all sorts of excuses. Even the other parties decided not to take part in the elections, UTM would still lose. At first they fielded a none-entity called Pinafore (Phinifolo) who chickened-out before registering. Later we are told they won’t contest because they can’t trust Dr. Ansah; a few hours later confounded Chidanti comes up with another assertion that funds are not enough. The question is: what reason for not contesting are you expected us to take? If you have already started whingeing about finances now with very minimal amounts, what will become of UTM when judgement is made concerning the circus going-on under the courtesy, auspices and sponsorship of your truly Arafat Hamdan? Dr. Muluzi once said, “Chipani kutha ngati ma curtain”. Izi tizione za online party.

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  2. Mzaliwa   October 20, 2019 at 11:26 am

    Paja satana kwake ndi kupha, kuba ndi kuwononga.

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  3. James   October 21, 2019 at 11:48 am

    We are just waiting the results of that case but one more things is our peaceful Malawi country it becomean respected country

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  4. Capetown   October 21, 2019 at 6:35 pm

    MCP reality driving unlincesed driver crazy as flatten bicycle.

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  5. Mtete   October 22, 2019 at 6:00 am

    The same analyst would accuse MCP if it boycotted the election. You can never win, can you?

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  6. Nambewe   October 22, 2019 at 4:40 pm

    They just cause division in Malawi. They need to get off the political scene and leave it to young upcoming Malawians who genuinely want to develop Malawi!!! Just waiting to steal does not a president!! Bwana Chakwera accept it! you will never be president of Malawi! Never! you are not good enough!!!

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