Chikwawa will be on fire this Saturday, July 15, 2017 as politician, Sidik Mia will formally announce his joining to the main opposition party, Malawi Congress Party (MCP). Sidik Mia who announced few weeks ago that he will be joining MCP made few whislte blowing campaigns in the district.
During his formal announcement, Malawian music icon and former leader of United Democratic Front (UDF) in Parliament, Lucius Banda will grace the rally in Chikwawa on Saturday with a live performance.
His acceptance to perform at the rally has brought mixed reactions amongst Malawians of which some think that Lucius Banda is about to defect from his current party the United Democratic Front (UDF) and join hands with the main opposition party, Malawi Congress Party to log out the current ruling party the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).
Some were quoted, “Lucius Banda always presses a wrong button since he his political carreer. I don’t think this is a good move for him to perform at the MCP rally as we all know that its another opposition party in Malawi”.
But some have come into his defence saying that he has the right to perform at any rally as a musician.
“He has the right to do so as a musician. He doesn’t have boundaries. Performing at MCP event doesn’t mean he is joining the party. Let him cheer the audience since he has just been hired”, they were quoted.
Banda has never been in good terms with his mother party, the UDF, as he has been criticising them for being under the foot of the ruling party, DPP. The party’s president Atupele Muluzi is under DPP’s armpits as one of the cabinet minister in the ruling party.
The President of Malawi Congress Party (MCP), Professor Lazarus Chakwera is expected to address the audience as he will be welcoming the Lower Shire political giant Sidik Mia this Saturday in Chikwawa.
Meanwhile the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has made a civilised decision by postponding all its planned and arranged political activities in the Lower Shire over this weekend just because MCP will be holding a major rally in Ngabu, Chikwawa this Saturday.