Battle For MCP Vice Presidency Continues:Harry Mkandawire Eyeing The Same Position As Mia
Battle for the running mate position in Malawi Congress Party seems not to last with latest developments emerging that Former Peoples Party (PP) senior official, Harry Mkandawire, who recently joined the opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) is eying the same Vice presidency post as Sidik Mia.
Mkandawire becomes the second defector to the party to express an interest to vie for the vice presidency of the party after rolling stone Sidik Mia, a move that has divided the party and created a gap between Chakwera and his Vice President Msowoya.
Mkandawire’s announcement has however caused a storm especially from some northern region MCP members who are accusing the veteran politician of using his money influence to grab positions from members who have been in the party for a long time.
MCP chairman for the north Osborne Shema said party members should not get worried and scared because party positions are voted for during party convention.
“Everyone will be able to vie for any position in the party so there is no need to worry over Honourable Mkandawire’s decision to vie for the second vice presidency position in the party,” said Shema.
Four senior party members, including vice president Richard Msowoya and secretary general Gustave Kaliwo, have obtained a court injunction restraining the party from holding the convention until the officials were involved in the organization of the convention.