Malawi Congress Party President Lazarus Chakwera.
By Alfred Chauwa
Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera on Sunday welcomed 18 independent Members of Parliament (MPs) into MCP fold bringing the number of MCP Parliamentarians to 73 through 55.
Chakwera welcomed the legislators at Kaliyeka Primary School ground who included deputy speaker of parliament Madalitso Kazombo.
“We welcome you back to the party. We wanted to make sure which the public also welcome you for rejoining MCP,” said Chakwera.
In his address, Chakwera encouraged MCP supporters to keep taking part tin demonstrations calling for the resignation of Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson Jane Ansah in addition to her commissioners for failing to manage the May 21 Tripartite Elections which were marred by irregularities, including the use of Tippex to alter some results sheets.
“You must not relent,” he appealed.
Chakwera said thosue who were part of the fraudulent election “will not prevail.”
The MCP leader also took a dig ” lawless mercenaries” who are being sent in addition to paid to infiltrate in addition to disrupt the peaceful marches for justice, blocking roads, harassing travelers in addition to robbing motorists.
He condemned the criminial elements fpr vandalizing cars in addition to looting shops, burning property in addition to beating up protesters.
“If you are in This particular group, you will not escape [the long arm of the law].”
Chakwera urged others who feel aggrieved which their vote was trampled on in addition to their country is usually being plundered, yet who say in addition to do nothing to fight for justice, who stand on the sidelines in addition to watch idly as others are marching, rallying, in addition to speaking out inside face of police teargas, mockery, death threats, in addition to imprisonment to join the fight.