Friday, March 1, 2024

Uladi Mussa’s Political Voyage: From DPP Suspension to joining MCP?

Uladi Mussa (left) grinning at president Chakwera (right) whose mercy got him out of prison before concluding a five-year sentence.

Barely days after facing suspension from the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) for his alleged misconduct, the seasoned politician Uladi Mussa appears poised to find refuge within the ranks of the Malawi Congress Party (MCP). Mussa, despite his status as a convict, experienced a presidential pardon from President Lazarus Chakwera while serving his sentence at Maula Prison. His incarceration was rooted in corruption offenses related to the issuance of Malawi passports to individuals hailing from Burundi and Somalia.

The magnanimity displayed by President Chakwera during Mussa’s legal predicament could be a compelling factor influencing his decision to align with the MCP. Recognizing the potential impact of Mussa’s political acumen, the veteran politician might play a significant role during the anticipated 2025 campaign trail. This upcoming electoral contest is expected to be a rematch between Lazarus Chakwera of the MCP and Peter Mutharika of the DPP, both having served as one-term Presidents in the preceding political landscape.


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