Mia restores  Lower Shire as MCP fortress in the South

When late Gwanda Chakuamba was president of the Malawi Congress Party (MCP), the shire valley citizens played along—and Chakuamba successfully made the shire valley, the second MCP stronghold after the central region. However, this was short-lived when Gwanda formed his party—the Republican Party.

Mia: Lowe Shire political giant and MCP vice president
Mia and his wife Abida, the workaholic firebrand politician who is pushing MCP to gain more ground
Mia addressing MCP supporters in Chikwawa South

But as they say, old habits die hard—the shire valley has now returned to its original tent, the MCP, this time courtesy of Mbuya the second, Mohammed Sidik Mia—the arguably political heavy weight of the southern region, shire valley to be more precise.

This week, the party presidential candidate  Lazarus Chakwera dated the Shire valley with dozens of whistle stop tours as well as two mega rallies. In all the places Chakwera visited, he was welcomed by mammoth crowds eagerly waiting to see him and have their fair dose of Chakwera’s political matras ‘Super High5’.

On Friday, the party had a mega rally in Nsanje Lalanje constituency—the famous constituency which broke the MCP decades old jinx of not having an MP in the southern region. The crowds were amazing. However, one would argue otherwise that MCP was in their official territory hence the massive crowds.

But huge as Nsanje Lalanje crowd was, the crowd that came at Nsangwe ground in Chikwawa South constituency on Saturday  was amazing as it surpassed the Nsanje Lalanje constituency one.

The sea of people in Chikwawa South confirmed one thing that MCP has made serious inroads in the shire valley and one can be tempted to believe what Mia is claiming that he has locked the area.

Taking his turn, Mia, who is also presidential running mate in next month’s watershed election told Chakwera that he has locked the shire valley saying MCP will get the lion’s share of the vote.

“Mr President, out of 17 million people in the country, you chose me to be your running mate in this election. These people here are grateful for that gesture and in return, they assured me that they will do the needful next month,” said Mia.

On his part, Chakwera said was impressed with the support he is receiving from the shire valley and in parts of the country. In his address, he sold the High5 agenda to the people saying he is ready and steady to govern once Malawians give President Mutharika ‘red card’ next month.

Quizzed on how he is rating his chances of winning next months’ election, Chakwera, citing the massive support he is enjoying across the country said has ‘150 to 200% chances of winning” the election next month.

This afternoon, Chakwera and the alliance partners Joyce Banda and Khumbo Kachali of Peoples Party and Freedom Party respectively, will be addressing a mega rally at Njamba Freedom Park in Blantyre. The rally is expected to be live on most local media outlets.

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School is a COMMON DENOMINATOR basi.

Boma ndilo ilo mukuliwona apo Mbwenu.

mtete
mtete
3 years ago

All I can say to KALYOTO is that it’s his Democratic right to change his mind and not vote MCP, but reasons given for change of heart are flimsy, to say the least.

Mobutu
Mobutu
3 years ago
Reply to  mtete

Actually he is missing the whole point.leave him

namatetule
3 years ago

But I have to own up here – Abida dresses very well. Osati gule wamkulu tukhalira kuonayu!

chiwala
3 years ago

Change is imminent, looming, forthcoming, impending……………………… just three weeks to get rid of all thieves from the government…………….

amdala bambo
amdala bambo
3 years ago

IF GOD SAYS YES WHO CAN SAY NO

Jenala
Jenala
3 years ago
Reply to  amdala bambo

which God????????????????

Khundited above.
Khundited above.
3 years ago

Kwaaachaaaaa!

KALYOTO
KALYOTO
3 years ago

Mia, Joyce Banda(Cashgaters) Khumbo Kachali and other greedy people are the reason i have changed my mind. I cant vote for greedy people and thieves. Chakwera got Mia to fund MCP campaign. GREEDY LEADERS.

UTM IS HEAVILY FUNDED BY EVEN A POOR MAN LIKE ME. CHILIMA IS THE DEAL. HE IS DIRECT AND ARTICULATES HIS MANOFESTO. HE IS ANGRY AT OUR SITUATION IN MALAWI. TOO MUCH MISERY.

CHILIMA YOU HAVE MY VOTE. NOT these other things.

Boncholi
Boncholi
3 years ago
Reply to  KALYOTO

akulu inu mwalemba apazi ngati mbuli yeniyeni, ndi manyazi omwe mulibe anthu a UTM busy criticing MCP zoti kuli DPP uku mwaiwala, paja ndinu amodzi. tichotsa nyansi zonsezi inu bayankhulani mopusa chotele

Sikusinja
Sikusinja
3 years ago
Reply to  KALYOTO

Chilima himself told you that UTM is funded by other people who are still in DPP but havent joined UTM in the open. You think achina Masangwi and others in UTM are not greedy or is it that you don’t know their tricks. Wasnt Ngalande one of Ana a Dadi past five years driving uncleared and unregistered cars in our faces? Ngalande is one who started this whole cadet thing of Zikwanje during Bingus era. There is no one clean in Malawi politics. Ask yourself why Chilima made an alliance in PP too before MCP? The problem is its you… Read more »

chamwini
chamwini
3 years ago
Reply to  KALYOTO

The big Thief is the so called Chilima, Masangwi and Kaliati wogulitsa Vwaza Mash

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