Chakwera leadership attracts ex diplomat Chikago to join MCP

The new leadership of opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) continue to attract reputable people despite the defections of some opportunistic members, with the latest to join the party being former Malawi Ambassador to Japan  Dr John Chikago.

Chikango who was a key member of the  United Democratic Front (UDF)  announced on Friday that he has MCP.

In a news conference held at MCP Headquarters in Lilongwe, Chikango said he had been attracted to join MCP because of Chakwera new leadership which he said gives “hope “.

Chikago described the former president of Assemblies of God church in Malawi as “God sent” leader for Malawi beyond 2014.

Chikago: Chakwera offer hope to Malawians, MCP the way to go
Chikago: Chakwera offer hope to Malawians, MCP the way to go

He said apart from offering hope to Malawians, Chakwera will bring “change we can trust.”

“Chakwera offers hope and his policies seem workable. He is a man of God and knows what he is talking about,” said Chikago.

The former diplomat said he was happy to “return to my party” with the new leadership.

“I was once a member of the MCP and I left in 1993, when one of my relatives was murdered in the Mwanza case. During that time, the only way of getting to the bottom of this was by going out of the party and so we I did,” Chikago told reporters.

Chikago said  MCP was growing and deserved support from a cross section of Malawian people.

MCP spokeswoman Jessie Kabwila described the coming of Chikango as a sign that the party was “growing in strength.”

Kabwila said MCP would continue strengthening its position by appealing to the general citizenry.

She said Chikago would add value to the growing structures of the party.

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