Abida Mia accepts to contest as MCP MP :  Kabwila boosts her in Chikhwawa Nkombezi

Wife to main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) vice president Sidik Mia  has said  she will contest in Chikhwawa Mkombezi constituency  as member of parliament during the 2019  Tripartite election.

Abida Mia interacting with a Makandwe woman at the rally

Abida Mia attracted a sea of people in the constituency at the rally

The Kabaza lads known as Shapa in Chikwawa in support of Abida Mia

Abida announced her decision to  a sea  of people who waited with bated breath for a response from the motherly figure at Makande ground in chief Ngabu’s area,  Chikwawa where she conducted a rally on Sunday.

“After much consideration, a decision has been made and I am pleased to let you know that I have accepted to contest as your Member of Parliament for this constituency,” said Abida Mia amidst a massive ululation and chanting from the crowd.”

She promised a catalogue of development projects in the area, saying she will be the trusted MP in the area.

Abida Mia’s open declaration that she will battle it out in Chikhwawa Mkombezi is an indication that the powerful politician in MCP will not be vying for the constituency public office in the area.

Some reports say Sidik Mia will instead contest in Blantyre as member of parliament.

Salima north west MP Jessie Kabwila,  who is also Parliamentary Chairperson of Women’s Caucus ,was among the MCP dignitaries who graced the Makande rally and told people in the area to massively vote for Abida Mia.

Kabwila, who faces a stiff completion in party primaries in her own constituency, told the people that Abida Mia is a hard working woman who deserve to be in parliament to serve the people effectively and efficiently.

She  said Abida Mia would be an influential legislator in the country and  described her  as   a “servant” of the people—a capable and suitable person to lead the constituency in 2019.

At least 14 women have expressed interest to contest as members of parliament in Chikhwawa.

Among other people, the rally was attended by Member of Parliament for Chikwawa South Constituency, Eryas Karim and Southern Region Chairperson for MCP, Peter Simbi.

Abida Mia is likely to go unopposed during MCP primary election as there is no one on the ground who has come to challenge her candidature.

During the tripartite election in 2019, Abida Mia, is likely going to face the incumbent Member of Parliament for the constituency, Lawrence Malola of ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), whom many constituents accuse as an under-performer.

 

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zikomo
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zikomo

MCP Boma

BigMan
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BigMan

Vote for me and my husband, cousins and nephews if you don’t you will never see free goatmeat from us ever again. You owe it to my family, mudzithokoza agalu inu.

#DzukaniAmalawi
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Madam Abida Mia, in the 10 years that your husband was an MP and a cabinet minister, what did he do worth mentioning in the constituency. My guess is that you were married to him and yiubwere certainly an active advisor. At least now the incumbent MP has managed to lift the constituency to a better place and continues to do so. Madama, please check and question your motives and give the answer to Allah. If you’re a true daughter of Allah then you’ll do the right thing and stop lying to people that you’ll all of a sudden care… Read more »

mkanthama
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mkanthama

Abida is a lazor blade. Kwachaaaaaaaa. Udi uko Amai adutse.

mtete
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mtete

All the best Abida.
This Kabwila woman amazes me. I wish you won primaries in your constituency and shame Kaliwo and Msowoya. By the way, where are these two desperadoes? The last time I checked was that Msowoya was harbouring ambitions to be UTM VP. Too bad sir. Age is not on your side.

Banda
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Banda

The Mia family is the true expression of progress.l fail to understand why abusaaa is quite in the Centre.Politics require politicians not azibusaa

Tele
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Tele

Mia was MP and minister for several years. The What did he do in the Lower Shire.

#DzukaniAmalawi
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#DzukaniAmalawi

54 years after independence Shire Valley is still in a sorry state. Kupasa manyajo!!

Lethabho Bongani Blair kaira
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wina amve kuwawa MCP 2019 Boma. I wish you all the best My fellow Malawians. I’m Lethabho from Capetown, South Africa.

Ziliko
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Ziliko

Look at the houses behind

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