Msowoya unmoved with Mia aspirations: ‘Only convention will decide MCP candidates’

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) vice president Richard Msowoya has reacted to reports linking  Sidik Mia to join MCP with an intention of being a running mate to party president Lazarous Chakwera.

MCP Vice President. Richard Msowoya : I am unmoved

Mia has openedly expressed interested in contesting for the position of vice president of the country and hinted he is joing MCP.

But Msowoya, who is Speaker of Parliament, and was picked by Chakwera as his runningmate in 2014, said he is unmoved with Mia’s ambitions.

He said “only convention decides on candidates”, saying it is not wrong to aspire but caution should be exercised “to avoid disappointments.”

“My fellow MCP diehards, a coin like K5 makes a lot of noise when it is thrown into the plate but a banknore like K2 000 will never make noise. Now which one would you opt to receive if given a chance to do so,” said Msowoya at Chintheche in Nkhatabay at a political rally.

Msowoya said MCP has an open door policy and the party is welcoming them.

He, however, said “you can be big and dream in colour, it is good but no one elects himself or herself its the party structures.”

Msowoya said he has served Chakwera and the party well with dedication and loyalty.

MCP is the largest opposition party in Malawi and its president Lazarous Chakwera is the leader of the opposition in parliament.

Mia is the Shire Valley king pin, therefore, he is expected to bring lots of votes and MPs to MCP come the 2019 elections.

But political commentator Emily Mkamanga warns that  MCP would lose a lot by abandoning Msowoya.

Mkamnga said what  Chakwera should know is that “in the Northern Region people vote as a cohesive block. Due to the very poor performance of the DPP led government, the people in the North are likely to vote for MCP. This can be more so if Msowoya remains as the running mate and Veep for the party.Failing which MCP will lose the support from the regions.!

Meanwhile,  Mkamanga said if  Mia is putting MCP to ramson that he can only join the party as a running mate, it will  weaken the party as members start dancing to the tune of individuals.

“Furthermore, it gives bad precedence. Next time it might be another person wanting to join MCP only as a party treasurer then the list goes on.”

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Kingsley Jika
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MCP are the only party that were formed on a truly national mat as successor of the Nyasaland African Congress. In fact, MCP is NAC disguised (since was formed when NAC was banned). The MCP have a national DNA & this is a greatest opportunity not availed to any other party in the country. The North can more readily accept a changed MCP; it’s their baby (Orton’s ingenuity to fill the void during the Emmergency). To think that Mia can give you better South votes puzzles me. If you look for a Moslem & Yao vote, that has been taken… Read more »
Bruno Mchawi
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Once voted as VP, clearly S. Mia will bring Islamic religious agenda, this will bring in confusion. If muslims are minority, they say its a religion of peace, if they are in majority, they bring sharia law

Chikutumbwe
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Mr Msowoya must indeed demostrate that he can now bring some votes from the north to MCP-a thing he miserably failed during the last elections. If you check the results for the 2014 elections, Mr Msowoya was even struggling to win a sit as a member of parliament. The main problem is that northerners are very jealousy of each other and they don’t support one another. MCP gave them a chance to have a vice president from their region but they did not utilise it. W e need to win the coming elections at all costs and thats why we… Read more »
Rift Valley
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It is said you should not take a front seat when invited to a function lest you may be moved to a lesser position should a VIP arrive. It is wrong and suspicious for Mia to demand a top position as a condition for joining MCP. Is his aim to serve the people or after selfish objectives? Besides, reading through the lines, one suspects he is out to advance the Muslim faith more than general development of the country. By all means build mosques but I would take Mia seriously if he assured us he would support education and health… Read more »
mtete
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It is said you should not take a front seat when invited to a function lest you may be moved to a lesser position should a VIP arrive. It is wrong and suspicious for Mia to demand a top position as a condition for joining MCP. Is his aim to serve the people or after selfish objectives? Besides, reading through the lines, one suspects he is out to advance the Muslim faith more than general development of the country. By all means build mosques but I would take Mia seriously if he assured us he would support education and health… Read more »
Owen
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i like it,,,,, that Mia should be the running mate to Chakwera even if people think other way round but i welcome that suggestion

yosefe mateyu
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anyway even in 2014 Chakwera wanted Mia only that he Chakwera was knew and had to listen to MCP diehards not to chose an outsider even though Chakwera was an outsider himself. As it is now Chakwera might be shocked seeing Msowoya becoming party president at the next convention. While Mia is campaigning in Mosques, Msowoya in meeting the rank and file of the party.

Nya Zimba
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MCP is MCP and In MCP there is no change or new blood. DPP to me as a man from the North might be a better devil than The so called Chewa Party. Malawi Congress Party killed southands of Tumbukas and deported teachers in their own Country from South and Central to Northern Region. Malawi Congress Party killed Orton Chirwa the Founder of The same Party. Malawi Congress Party abused pregnant women to access to Medication because of party cards. Malawi Congress Party had dens of crocodiles in the lower shire for feeding fellow citizens… Malawi Congress Party is a… Read more »
Zander mutiuze
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Come on with your past. Has DDP not done bad things? Past is past. We should look forward not past. We are not moving forward with past. What about 20 young people Who died in hands of DDP/Bingu? Have u forgotten. It was time of Kamuzu not Chakwela. U dont like Democratic MCP just stick to your party. Its called DEMOCRACY. DDP killed Chasowa and Nyaunji. Why? DDP is killing people with lack of medicines and stealing money for food. There were NO hunger in Malawi during Kamuzu. I never liked the way he ruled Malawi but nothing has changed… Read more »
Zander mutiuze
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Addition. Mia is just a big mouth because of his Mother. Do Malawians want a rich muslim bustet? Malawians need a loving father. Mia made a big noise in UDF once. I will never forget that. This man is not good for any party. It will be a mistake to take him into MCP. Its not about Nsanje or region but a person Who want to join the party. Why can he not join again UDF? Its a party for most business muslims. We had a muslim leader What happened? Malawi is a Christian nation. We dont want charia law… Read more »
youna
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Palibe nkhani apa. Aliyense akupanga campaign and when the right person is chosen MCP will carry the day in 2019. A DPP panopa akufunitsitsa kusokoneza koma akuchepera.

self centred
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A China mbwenu mbwenu wakwithu won’t help,msowoya sibambo wanu chihana failed to rule the country because of the attitude of you northerner, it’s true north will never rule Malawi love your party not a person shame

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