Newly-registered political party, Muvi wa Chilungamo Revolutionary Party (MRP), has promised that, if elected into office in 2025, its main mission will be to rectify the constitutional crisis the Constitutional Court (Con-Court) allegedly created through its judgment in the Presidential Elections Case.
MRP President and Commander-In-Chief, Bantu Saunders Jumah, made the sentiments in a statement released a few days ago, observing that the current constitution serves the elite while disenfranchising ordinary Malawians.
He said as a revolution, his party will reshuffle, overhaul, restructure and filter all other systems in the past and aim for new thinking and new ideas to achieve the meaningful socio-economic transformation the country so much desires.
“The past 60 years, Malawi has understood word politics as a game of enslaving, abhorrence, torment, self-enrichment, absolute power and authority. The revolution is coming to define politics contrarily and utilitarian,” he said.
He said it was sad that, for the past 60 years, Malawi has been run and governed under a false interpretation of politics that imply violence, violation of laws, nepotism, regionalism, tribalism, corruption and assassinations.
Jumah added that constitutionality and rule on trust have lost meaning in Malawi, citing the Constitutional Court, which dealt with the disputed elections of 2019 on February 3, 2020.
The MRP leader argued that the Constitutional Court lacked direction in putting the nation on ground zero to embark on the path of re-constitutionalizing the laws of Malawi, instead the Constitutional Court made unconstitutional decisions.
“Time to restore order, constitution and the rule on trust as stipulated in Section 12 of our founding document is now through a revolution coming with MRP. In the revolutionary mind, politics is a philosophical study of government, addressing questions about the nature, scope and legitimacy of public agents and institutions and relationships between them. In the revolution, this is what politics means,” he said.
He demanded that the current system be removed and the constitution be re-organized and energized so that politicians have no power to interfere with or obstruct the supreme law of the country.
He observed that the 1994 constitution has been tampered with, disrespected and undermined.
“Sections 64, 65 and other related sections that could, if observed or followed, develop this country have been deflated. For 30 years of democracy and the rule of law, these issues have not been resolved or implemented. We have a democracy where positions and offices have no power, but individuals.
“Our democracy works only to few, but not all the people, the democracy of Malawi only powerful office bearers destroys the country without being reprimanded,” said Jumah.