Former State House Chief of Staff and aide to former president late Bingu Wa Mutharika, Dr Ken Zikhale Ng’oma has said the regeneration of main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) thas given him a direct motivation to get more involved in the politics and has joined the party.
In an exclusive interview, with Nyasa Times , the former People’s Party (PP) campaign director confirmed about joining of MCP.
“Yes its true that I have joined MCP,” said N’goma.
“Infact I have been in the party for a long time. Malawi needs a God fearing leader in the calibre of Dr Lazarus Chakwera, my task is simple and that is make sure that Chakwera takes over the hot seat through the ballot just like Bingu did and it will happen whether one likes it or not,” he said.
News of Zikhale joining MCP has been trending on social media with his business card showing he is MCP strategist going viral.
MCP Deputy Secretary General, Eisenhower Mkaka said the is currently undergoing rebranding process which encourages open door policy but said the strategist title is not official position in the party.
”He will give advice to the party strategy team; thus it should not be misconstrued that he has taken any political party position,”said Mkaka.
Ng’oma is a renowned political rolling stone in Malawi.
He was in the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), rising to the position of secretary general. After he was sacked, he joined Gwanda Chakuamba and they formed the New Republican Party.
Thereafter, he rejoined the DPP as a mere member because the party then kept him at arm’s length, probably, for not taking his loyalty seriously.
When the DPP lost power due to the death of its founder and Head of State, Bingu wa Mutharika, he was one of those that deserted to the PP, which succeeded the DPP after its founder Joyce Banda became president.
He became the party’s campaign director and its unsuccessful parliamentary candidate in Nkhata Bay South during the May 20 polls.
Zikhale has been quiet since the eviction of the PP from power when he dumped the party and wanted to rejoin DPP but was rebuffed by the party.
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