Daza quits MCP for PP: Njobvuyalema says not quitting ‘as of now’

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) Secretary-General Chris Daza has resigned from the party and joined People’s Party in government.

Daza informed MCP president Dr. Lazarus Chakwera on Wednesday about his resignation.

But MCP administrative secretary Portipher Chidaya said he was not aware about the resignation.

While Daza himself referred Nyasa Times to the MCP spokesman.

But he said he had taken a “huge amount of thought” before making a decision  to leave MCP, saying “the environment in the party was not conducive to work in” adding that some people whom he did not mention “were beginning to take the party as their own”.

Daza: Dumps Chakwera and MCP

MCP sources said the relationship between Chakwera and Daza has not be cordial since the two competed at the national convention where Chakwera emerged winner resoundingly.

Apparently, sources say Daza had a meeting with President Joyce Banda at State House, believed to have sealed the defection deal.

“It’s done deal, Daza is coming to PP,” informed an influential members of the government.

Meanwhile, MCP parliamentary Chief Whip Joseph Njobvuyalema who was also rumoured to be joining PP, has categorically dismissed the rumours, saying he is staying put in the oldest party.

“I am MCP through and through,” said Njobvuyalema.

But pressed on reports that he was having secret meetings with PP official on possible defection, Njobvuyalema insisted: “I am still MCP.”

He nonetheless hinted that there some problems in the party but could not elaborate.

Veteran politician  Beston Majoni is also said to be seeking entry into PP where he could possibly ease his financial problems.

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