Main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) vice president, Muhammad Sidik Mia, has described the administration led by President Peter Mutharika as “worse” than eve, saying they will turn tables around when the MCP gets mandate to govern after next year’s May tripartite elections.
Mia, a renowned business magnate and politician, said he was sure MCP was destined for victory next year.
“Yes, I am very confident we are going to win the elections,” said Mia.
He told journalist Brian Banda of Times TV in an exclusive interview on Saturday that MCP, which ruled the country for 31 years under Kamuzu Banda, will see to it that Malawians are happy again.
“Malawians are going through abject poverty. Malawians are hopeless, and you can check that in hospitals where even a razor blade is not available. Should a government do that?” queried Mia.
He described MCP president Lazarus Chakwera, who is also leader of the opposition, as a visionary and principled man whose thoughts meant well for the people of Malawi.
Mia said the rapport between him and Chakwera was great, and that because of that, it meant they would work together for the common good of the people.
“We have come from far, and it is like we share the same blood. We are an indisputable force,” said Mia.
According to him, his aim is to see people enjoy living in the country.
“If I am satisfied with that after the first five years, I will quit politics. I will have achieved what I wanted,” he said.
Mia said he was not interested for the presidency.
“Serving the people is my aim. And the office of the vice president is one of the highest that I can hold to achieve my goal. That’s all I want,” he said.
Mia made a comeback to politics this year after he had resigned in 2014 after former president Joyce Banda had not picked him for running mate.
He hinted in the interview that had Banda picked him, she would have won the elections.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :