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Sidik Mia to contest for MP

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Malawi Congress Party (MCP) vice president, Sidik Mia, has said he will contest for a parliamentary seat in Chikwawa Nkombezi Constituency in the next year’s Tripartite Elections.

Mia made the announcement yesterday during a political meeting with constituency leaders at Ngabu in Chikwawa District.

He said the incumbent legislator, Loyd Malola of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), has failed to develop the constituency.

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“I left the constituency hoping that the person who would come would do half of the things I would have done but he [Malola] has not performed,” Mia said.

Mia said during the time he was Cabinet minister and legislator, he achieved a lot.

“Even the Vice-President of this country [Saulosi Chilima] has admitted that this country and the DPP government in particular is abusing taxpayers’ money. We can achieve a lot with our own resources and money,” Mia said.

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When contacted for his response, Malola said: “Well, that is his democratic right as a Malawian citizen. I cannot comment further than that. [Let me just] say I welcome him and I will embrace the challenge to compete with him,”Malola said.

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