Alhaj Sidik Mia has been drawing critical anger from Malawi’s Moslem community for supporting Reverend Lazarus Chakwera who is on record for planning to weaken Islam when he comes into power.
In an attempt to soften the anger, Mia has promised Muslim leaders in Balaka that he will endeavour to make Malawi a Moslem nation in order to ensure continuity of support from Arab countries.
On Sunday, as President Peter Mutharika was in Nchalo, Mia was out meeting Moslem leaders in Balaka.
In the meeting, Mia assured the Muslim community of a bright future ahead if they can vote for him and Reverend Chakwera. He promised them that he will make sure that Malawi becomes a Muslim nation so that Arabs can come into the country and start Muslim missions freely.
He also promised to build mosques across the nation to spearhead Muslim revival.
He however warned them not to participate in any developmental work the DPP government is implementing in their areas.
Meantime, Mia has written a chain of charity organisations in Arab countries claiming that he has a charity school that needs to be supported with K77 million (USD106,405).
The letter has been drafted by Chikumbutso Mtumodzi, Mia’s strategist, who argues that Mia must quickly mobilise money because “The battle is going to be fierce and only money would buy us good space in the MCP.”
A recording of Mia’s Sunday promises is quietly being shared in the church community, particularly the Catholic Church who sound gravely concerned.