By Leo Mkhuwala
Mammoth crowds that on Saturday gathered at Lumbira Primary School ground in Blantyre’s Sanjika Palace neighborhood township of Chilomoni, returned to their respective homes, with a better understanding of Malawi Congress Party (MCP) Vice President Sidik Mia’s philosophy that it was neccessary, for him to let go the runningmate position inorder to bail out Malawi from the dungeon of the governing rotten system.
Mia said he was very much aware of whispers that made rounds, alleging he had made a decision to quit MCP due to his disappointment over the newly established political alliance, sentiments which he trashed as unfounded, as in reality, he was among the key advocates for the formation of the current alliance, inorder for Malawi to come first without minding positions.
“The time to bring Malawi first has come and this we realized hence happily came together with our alliance partners to put up a formidable force that will bring change that Malawians are craving for,” said Mia to the joyful crowds that praised his spirit of sacrifice and patriotism.
In an interview with the media, Mia said he had, on the particular day, brought a powerful message telling everybody to rally behind the alliance led by Dr. Lazarus MarcCathy Chakwera and his runningmate Dr. Saulos Klaus Chilima.
“I urge everybody to vote for the alliance leadership and utilize this golden opportunity because God has given us another chance to let the world know that Dr Lazarus Chakwera was the winner of the last election and he will be vindicated as we go to polls again,” he elaborated.
The youth rally, which attracted the presence youthful Kokoliliko rising stars of the likes of key MCP witness in the historical presidential election case Daud Suleman and UTM witness, Mirriam Gwalidi attracted thousands of youths from various parts of Blantyre.
Addressing the fellow youths in high morale atmosphere, Daud Suleman said, time has come for the youths to rise and be vigilant in protecting and safeguarding their votes against any form of rigging as was the case in the last election.
“You should not leave this battle for Daud Suleman or Mirriam Gwalidi alone, this time we need to do it together without fear. Lets protect our vote together. Lets unite that we can mould our future together. Let every youth stand up for a better Malawi,” said Suleman.
The unforgettable MCP youthful court winning parliamentarian, Ulemu Msungama who once upon a time had legally proved massive parliamentary election rigging in his Lilongwe City South East Constituency was also present during the rally.