The MCP First Deputy President, Muhammad Sidik Mia on Monday wound up the party’s campaign trail in style with well patronised whistle stop in the Lilongwe South constituency ahead of the parliamentary polls on Thursday.
The second in command of the country’s oldest political party had a busy day in the field, caping it with a total of four stops in the densely populated constituency which has 27 polling centers.
The first stop was at Tanga trading centre where he urged the people to vote for the MCP candidate, Peter Dimba in the by-election which comes after the death of a UTM candidate prior to the May 2019 tripartite election.
Mia had a second stop over at Malingunde market where he drummed up support for Hon Dimba. The third stop was at Phirilanjuzi, before finally holding a mass rally at Chiputu Primary School ground.
In his address, he reminded the people of the area that it is only the MCP candidate who has the welfare of the local masses at heart. He spoke highly of the diminutive Dimba as a hardworking and intelligent young man who knows best the needs and wants of the area.
Mia emphasized the need for the people to go and vote in large numbers as a protest to the DPP rule which is “in power by default”.
He also urged the party faithfuls to continue praying for the MCP president, Dr Lazarus Chakwera, ahead of the presidential court case ruling to be delivered on Monday, 3 February.
He insisted that the MCP under Chakwera is still determined to implement the SUPER High 5 campaign promise should the court rule in their favour.
Earlier on, the party’s Regional Chairman, Hon Patrick Chilondola urged the people of Chief Masumbankhunda to rally behind “one of their own” if they are to realize the fruits of the incoming government.
The party’s candidate, Dimba, assured the MCP deputy president of an outright win. He reported that the people already showed faith in the party leadership by how they voted in the presidential election. DPP got less than a thousand votes out of 30000 registered voters.
Among some of the notable figures who accompanied the MCP deputy president were the Lilongwe city mayor, Clr Juliana Kaduya, the MCP Deputy Director of International Affairs Edgar Chipalanjira, the Deputy Director of Youth Blessings Chilembwe, the Deputy Treasurer General Halima Daud, the Deputy Organizing Secretary Gift Dafter and an Executive Member, Enoch Kanyimbiri.