Former Cabinet minister Muhammad Sidik Mia has revealed that he has made a decision over his political future , saying he will announce his next move this Saturday, as Nyasa Times understand he will be formally inducted in the main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP).
Mia has been holding a series of political meetings in the Lower Shire and is linked with MCP.
He, however, cold not mention MCP in the interview, saying “wait until Saturday when I will make my political stand known.”
Added Mia; “After taking a huge amount of thought, studying the political climate and for the good of many Malawi not just the few, I have made my decision.”
On fevered sepculations that Mia is trying to join MCP with an intention of being a running mate to party president Lazarous Chakwera in the 2019 election, Mia downplayed the assertion, saying running mate is a prerogative of a presidential candidate.
“To have aspiration is not a dirty thing, Ambitions in politics is normal like any other thing,” he added.
On rumours that he was approached by Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) gurus this week to hijack his joining of MCP, Mia laughed off, saying “So big brother is watching.”
Put to him on the names of the people who came to see him from DPP including regional governor for the South Charles Mchacha and that they lured him to instead join DPP and not MCP, Mia said: “Wait until Saturday to know which party am joining.”
Meanwhile, MCP regional chairman for south Peter Simbi has confirmed that the party president Chakwera will hold a mass political rally in Ngabu on Saturday.
Simbi said the rally will “welcome a sea of members into MCP fold.”
“This is going to be a change-changer,” Simbi said.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :