Main opposition, Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president John Tembo is in a big dilemma of whether to stand at the party’s forthcoming convention as well as in the May 2014 general elections according to his first 2013 public appearance at Chitsamba village, in the outskirts of Lilongwe city.
While not ruling out possibility for his re-election at the fourth coming party convention scheduled for April 27 and expected to run for three days, his stance on succession remains unclear. He was at pains to disclose his stance on who should MCP. Throughout his speech, Tembo kept emphasizing that if the party will not unite for a candidate that will merge as a winner at the convention, victory in the 2014 elections is unlikely.
He told the gathering that there is need to elect visionary leaders at the convention. At the rally that was attended by followers from all the regions, the MCP leader paraded former speaker of the national assembly, Louis Chimango and former MCP administrative secretary Jodder Kanjere. Romours remain rife the two could takeover if Tembo steps down.
In his speech MCP president warned the party gurus not to block anyone wishing to contest for presidency at the April convention.