Politician Muhammed Sidik Mia has claimed the opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) is gaining ground in the southern region and insisted he will help give leader of opposition Lazarus Chakwera a big push to get into government.
The former Cabinet minister who recently joined MCP recently said he has confidence with Chakwera leadership that it is the best for Malawi.
Mia said the MCP is now a party of “hope and opportunity.”
He said in the 2019 elections MCP win is no longer an impossible dream.
“MCP has transformed from one party dictatorship and embraced democracy,” said Mia in an Exclusive interview program on Times TV hosted by Brian Banda.
He said MCP has had “proper succession” of leadership since the time of its founding president Ngwazi Dr Hastings Kamuzu Banda.
“We had Gwanda Chakuamba from south who took over from Kamuzu then John Zenus Ungapake Tembo as president of MCP and now Rev Dr Lazarous Chakwera,” said Mia.
He said MCP has credible leader.
“The leadership that is there today will not be associated with evil. Chakwera has come from background from being a religious leader,” said Mia.
But when presenter Brian Banda pressed Mia on his declaration to eye for the position of vice president, he asserted that it was not wrong to aspire for positions, saying many politicians have ambitions.
“There is an existing vice president [Richard Msowoya] and structures. But when time comes it’s up to the people to deicide,” he said.
“Everybody has aspiration in life. I am here to serve at the moment, at the moment there is a vice president, there is an existing structures,” said Mia.
But when pressed to say if he will run for the post of vice president, Mia said: “Yes I will vie for vice presidency, which one I don’t know.”
He added: “People are pushing me to say things that I don’t want to say. Many people have aspirations why singling me out. Why me?”
Banda also quizzed Mia if he is a “greedy” politician having been nomadic by serving in almost all major parties, UDF, DPP, PP and now MCP.
“I don’t think so. I have what it takes to live, I don’t boast about it.
I never moved to different parties, the President took us,” said Mia.
Mia said he cut his first teeth in politics as a member of UDF and when president Bingu wa Mutharika dumped the party to form DPP, he moved along.
He said he dumped PP while Joyce Banda was in power on principle.
Mia, who is known for handouts, said he believes MCP will provide him a big network to do charitable work.
“I have a mammoth task. It’s not an easy task for me to just be there and assist people. I believe politics being a best form of charity,” said Mia.
Mia strongly believes MCP is slowly getting to edge of power.
He said slowly [despacito] Chakwera will have the sword of governing, saying the political pendulum was swinging, and was “moving towards MCP”.
Mia said Chakwera will transform Malawi for the many and not the few.
He said MCP will form a government that will put an end to corruption and guarantee opportunity for all.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :