MCP Veep Sidik Mia welcomes 2 Shire Valley MP’s into the party
By Leo Mkhuwala
In a way to fulfill the book that politics is a game of numbers, two Shire Valley new comer legislators that have over the weekend joined Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and have been officially welcomed by the party’s Vice President Muhammed Sidik Mia have indeed given the party a numerical boost through increasing numbers of its lawmakers in parliament.
The lawmakers, Eurita Ntiza of Nsanje South West and Ramzan Mahomed Jumah of Nsanje South had both won on an Independent ticket in the last parliamentary elections but are originally DPP members who opted to go independent after disputed primary elections that were marred with many irregularities including reported cases of rigging.
In his remarks when welcoming Eurita Ntiza at Nsanje Stadium, Mia emphasized that doors of MCP were open to new comers who were ready to support the party’s development agenda.
Said Mia: “The doors of the party are open so that together we can hold hands in complimenting the development agenda as the time is now.”
Repeating the same at Matundu Primary School ground when receiving Ramzan Mahomed Jumah, the MCP second in command hinted that ‘politics is the game of numbers’ hence urged party members to welcome the new comers and establish a good working relationship.
In both places, Mia rejuvenated the party’s campaign manifesto commitment to develop the Shire Valley through irrigation farming, the construction of Nsanje-Marka road and most importantly, the rescucitation of railway transport network.
He assured that President Lazarus Chakwera and Tonse Alliance leadership is determined to bring to life all the campaign promises by translating the manifesto into action.
In their remarks, both the newcomer MP’s mentioned that their joining MCP was propelled by the powerful manifesto that was relayed during the last election campaign.
A week ago, the MCP Veep had also officially received into the party Independent MP for Balaka North, Anthony Ngalande.