Mia factor hits Lower Shire: Scores join MCP, PP governor leads exodus

After supporters of opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) asked former minister Sidik Mia to join the party, a lot of pary leaders in in the Lower Shire districts of Nsanje and Chikwawa are defecting to MCP citing leadership failures in their respective parties.

Joining MCP from Chikwawa

Joining MCP from Chikwawa

The supporters says they are joing MCP also to give solidarity to the Lower Shire political giant, Mia, so that he should  consider getting back to the front line politics through Lazarous Chakwera’s led party.

Mia is said to be engaging people on one-on-one to consult them on the calls to join MCP.

According to Mia, he would only be motivated to return to frontline politics if he will be given space to contribute to  promoting“ people-driven policies”.

Meanwhile, in Chikwawa 23 committees of former ruling Peoples Party (PP) defected to MCP led by District Governor Philemon Thom.

They announced their defection on Wednesday at Ngabu in Chikwawa in the presence of MCP’s Regional Executive committee.

Thom said he decided to leave PP due to lack of leadership as their founder is nowhere to be seen.

MCP Regional Chairperson for the south, Peter Simbi welcomed the new members asking them to display their capacities in supporting the party.

Despite this development, MCP is also currently facing serious leadership wrangles with a lot of in-house fighting taking place in the party.

A number of executive members were suspended from the party and the battles have now moved to the courts.

There was no immediate response from PP’s leadership on the defections.

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dpp
Guest

Mia move on and the lower shire is finished now. MCP is coming back in 2019….

mercy Botolo
Guest

That Sidik Mia is strong hold in the south and rich its laughable and not true please …..The DPP knows Sidik Mia more And can not be a big catch for me read this space on complete end of the man called Sidik Mia… It is important to guild people….. You remember his resignation Press Conference from PP was that quality of a rich man SAD…..south of malawi is bigger than individuals

POLY POLICE
Guest
MCP will win the next elections not because the lower shire has opened up to the party but because as a nation we are fed up with the level of cluelessness by APM and his DPP. Tell me if we has a functional presidency in this country. Tell me if this man was prepared for the top most job of the land. If you ask me I will tell you clearly that given what we are seeing now this country is almost on auto pirot. Each day that I God give us as Malawi we continue to waste it. The… Read more »
Mugonapamhanya
Guest

So you are waiting for a state president to teach you spelling? Develop yourself first before expecting a distant figure like a state president to develop you. Look at the tones of spelling mistakes in a couple of lines you have posted. Shame.

Eclipse
Guest

Mia and politics of nomadism! Builder or destroyer?

Binnwell Kachikopa
Guest
Nthawi ya Gwanda anthu anali asanazindikire, multi party asanapange mature pano most people apenya, dpp is very evil, a devils agent that needs total destruction together with its bed fellow udf. I believe the devil behind all these evils is Bakili Muluzi and the problems implementer is this dull professor who is now grooming another dull dunderhead called atupele. This evil dpp did not leant anything how their self styled di tator Bingu died, God has his plans and evil implementers like dpp/udf loose. Mwalizunza kokwanira dziko at the expense of educated salvages through mwanamveka, chaponda, msaka, malopa, Kaliyati and… Read more »
Mugonapamhanya
Guest

We heard the same story before 2014 elections. We are prepared to hear it again after 2019. You have my greatest sympathy.

sansakuwa
Guest

Indeed ! Politics is a dirty game .4

sansakuwa
Guest

Wait and see !

santana
Guest
There was a time when Gwanda Chakwamba was giant of the Lower Shire. Tell me if he helped any party to grab powers from the UDF. He was even a candidate of the once mighty MCP but he could not make it. What makes Mia more miraculous than Chakwamba? He will not even stand as a candidate as Gwanda was. This will just make people from the north angry for the discard of their son, Msowoya. Ndaletu zimafunika political mathematics. My brother Chikutumbwe, what makes the future brighter for MCP? Are you really in this country or you are self-exiled… Read more »
Marium Kuyer
Guest

Gwanda did not make it because he did not want to work with Tembo. Politics is a game of numbers. For a party to win it must penetrate into other political regions in which the other parties are dominating. DPP won because it managed to penetrate into the Central region and Northern region.

Chidakuamba
Guest

@ Santana, you are just one of the bunch of the DPP grumblers with this Mia move. Just adapt to your clueless and thieving leadership! And musanati mulira mpaka mutuluka misozi ya magazi!

Swaggah James
Guest

JZU managed to destroy lower Shire giant Ngwanda Chakwamba; and this time Lower Shire is coming back again to MCP with full force. Beware all you who oppose the static leadership of Chakwera. Mia will destroy Kabwira, Jumbe, Kaliwo, Njobvuyalema and the rest of kapilikons for good. He is coming with new type of politics that has not been witnessed in MCP before. Soon or later MCP leadership will be at south.

Mugonapamhanya
Guest

Mia is coming with new type of politics? The type of politics he learned from UDF, DPP, PP, etc?

Cash Gate
Guest

ndale pa Malawi, zabwino zones basi

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