Blantyre-based businessperson Caesar Fatchi, who challenged former Malawi President Joyce Banda at the People’s Party (PP) national conference for presidency ahead of 2014 Tripartite Election before withdrawing, has resigned from the party and rule out a return to frontline politics.
Fatch said he wants to concentrate on his business and family.
He said he had “found it difficult” to cope with issues in his private life while serving as PP politician.
“My time will now be dedicated to serving my business interest and my family,” he said.
His resignation comes after him and PP publicity secretary Ken Msonda initiated the idea of reaching out to the party’s top brass to pacify the ill-feelings over appointment of appointed Uladi Mussa as acting president.
The two approached Mussa, former vice-president Khumbo Kachali, Salim Bagus and Zelesi Gomani.
It follows several PP leadership crisis a party founder Joyce Banda, who left Malawi soon after she lost the presidency to Peter Mutharika in 2014 polls, remains outside the country.
Msonda said Fatchi’s resignation is regrettable.