Malawi Congress Party (MCP) continue to gain more ground and attract more members with the latest being former cabinet minister in Democratic Progress Party (DPP) and People’s Party (PP) governments Ken Kandodo.
According to published reports, Kandodo is expected to be unveiled tomorrow at Mtunthama grounds in Kasungu where MCP president Lazarus Chakwera will hold a political rally
The Weekend Nation reports that Kandodo could neither confirm nor deny about his return to MCP.
Political analyst Henry Chingaipe told the paper that Kandodo’s return to MCP is hardly surprising.
“This will be like he is returning home just as was the case with Sosten Gwengwe. It could be that he has read the political climate in his home area and thinks that his future political fortunes lie in having a political home in MCP,” said Chingaipe.
According to Chingaipe, going by recent movements of politicians to MCP, it would imply that the party has become politically fashionable to re-join.
Also quoted in the paper, Professor Blessings Chinsinga, a lecturer in political science at the University of Malawi, warned the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) to expect stiff competition in the 2019 general elections
“This is an interesting development. Politicians have tried to form political parties and they have seen that it is not viable and the thinking now is to try MCP because it is the only party that has not been tested,” he said.