Politician, Sidik Mia, who is scheduled to formally announce his joining the main opposition, Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has roped in Musician and former leader of United Democratic Front (UDF) in Parliament, Lucius Banda in his campaign as he will also play at the rally in Chikwawa on Saturday.
Mia has convinced the Balaka North Member of Parliament have so that he should join his campaign team.
Known as ‘Soldier of the Poor’, Banda feels the country is facing a myriad of problems that need formidable opposition to Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) rule.
Banda is inclined to join the main opposition party but will not make the announcement as that may have some legal implications.
Of late he has been not been present at UDF rallies claiming to be busy with prearranged music performances but has been readily available at MCP functions where he is asked to perform.
Banda has been openly critical to the leadership of his UDF party for accepting to work with the DPP where UDF president Atupele Muluzi is serving as a cabinet minister.
He has also done a song in his yet to be released album which he is attacking UDF for what he calls working with “agents of Satan who have destroyed Malawi.”
The Chikwawa rally whose main speaker is MCP leader Lazarous Chakwera will take place close to Mia ‘s home at Ngabu trading centre.
The UDF party leader has not commented anything on the fall out with Banda.
Banda‘s popularity is not necessary in politics but his career as a musician. He shot to popularity with his music when he sang songs which were critical to MCP’s one-party dictatorship.
Mia has said it openly that he wants to be vice president in 2019 elections.
He has since intensified his campaign in the southern region where the MCP struggles to get significant support.