|Msaka is yet to confirm the rumours|
Msaka is facing treason charges after being implicated in the Singini Report that he conspired with others, guilt as charged, to prevent Joyce Banda, the legal heir to the presidency, from taking the country's leadership throne.
Msaka is currently on bail as the competition for positions in DPP hots up.
The bookmakers, with Peter wa Mutharika in the cooler, are pinning Chimunthu Banda as the potential candidate to get the nod among the blues.
During its time, DPP brought in retrogressive laws; changed the country's flag and forex and fuel reserves were running dry. At the black market contaminated fuel was selling at around MK1,500.
However, one commentator asked the rationality of giving back the country the dungeons of DPP, known for its archaic manner of governance.
"Would it be wise to bring back the same DPP govt that brought the mess in which we are now? Malawians cried bitterly for regime change just before the demise of Peter Mutharika's brother, Bingu wa Mutharika.
"Now we want to bring back the same team that we wanted out. Are we really serious minded people? I see lack of foresight in this. Peter is unlike his brother Bingu, [Huuh?].
"Muzakhumudwa muzandiuza...We have various candidates with sober minds and clear conscious who are standing in 2014. You and I can help shape the future of this country and Peter Mutharika is not the right person to carry us forward, just as DPP is not the party Malawians need at the moment".
Another political analyst from the University of Malawi, reasoned by comparing DPP with MCP's one party regime.
"DPP just want revenge on JB. Like Bakili Muluzi's attempts to come back, either in 2009 or now through his son, Atupere, largely to avoid the corruption charges currently on his shoulder, DPP has no welfare of Malawians at heart. They have their own hidden agenda.
"Like MCP, during the one party system, we saw how violent and vicious DPP's regime was. DPP was ruling by creating fear in people. And would do everything to get back the throne, even when it means through unconstitutional ways as reported in the recent Singini report. My inside sources also claimed that DPP even forged a resignation letter for JB to confuse Malawians."
The academician added, "This party killed many Malawians, locked people for no reasons. Activists like Billy Mayaya were locked up. Politicians were locked up. Innocent lives losts. Houses and Offices were bombed. Do we need party welding bandits back in the streets again?"
As a blogger, I will not take side. However, others have claimed that if Msaka joins DPP, it could be a huge blow to the UDF camp.
Well known blogger, Wise One from the East, wrote: "I would happily part with US$1,000 for a ring-side seat to watch what promises to be the nothing but a royal rumble, complete with the baddest men in Malawi, fighting to be the last man standing. Imagine a royal rumble where the competitors are all saints, with no allegations (proven or not to their name) upright men and women who will not cheat, and who will say 'pepa' after giving an opponent a stone cold stunner! Would it sell? Of course, noone would pay! And so Pearson, get ready for the royal rumble, Malawi style! Get on the next flight brother"
The Wise One, added: On a serious note, if Msaka competes in parliamentary race on DPP ticket, he will erode some of UDF's votes in Machinga. The "darfur" war will become even more interesting! The problem this poses for UDF is that Atcheya and UDF have been banking on Msaka being "theirs" and now if this is true, he has joined the other side. Lucky us who do not have to cheat people (to campaign) to make our bread and butter!
But another well known writer and columnists on Malawi's social welfare, Sembe Gondwe reasoned, "Msaka [could be doing] the AKB...When everybody expected AKB to join AFORD, when he was released from jail, [he] resulted into joining UDF".
What I know, personally, is that this may mean, probable convicts vying for DPP's top position. The implication is that such a move could leave DPP without candidates in 2014 if the courts find them guilty as charged. UDF found themselves in a similar position in 2009 when Bakili Muluzi was declared ineligible to contest.
But how did it start? My questions: Did the Singini Report, as well as the arrest and sharing of the same cell with Peter Mutharika change the administrator within Msaka to that of a politician? Or was he already a politician 'hiding' in the administrator's skin when he converged with DPP's bigwigs on how to prevent JB from taking the seat as alleged in the Singini Report? Was it within Msaka, the politician rather than the administrator, that he issued that press release for JB?
Dear readers, you can find different answers to these questions. Thus, I will avoid answering them as a blogger least I be found guilty.