First Deputy Speaker of Parliament Jones Chingola and former deputy Transport minister Sam Ganda have dumped the People’s Party (PP).
The two have confirmed quitting PP and that they will seek renewal of their parliamentary mandate during the May 20 Tripartite Elections as independent candidates.
Both Chingola and Ganda, incumbent members of Parliament (MPs) for Ntcheu Central and Nsanje Lalanje, said they have made their decision after being enticed by their constituents following what they called their fraudlent loss during PP primaries.
Chingola, who lost to Chris Daza, Minister of Good Governance, said he is confident of winning back his seat “as an independent.”
Ganda, who tumbled against Lawrence Sitolo a newcomer in political circles, claimed his constituents are pressurising him to contest as an independent candidate and that even Chiefs in his constituency wrote PP’s secretariat on the decision for him to contest as independent.
PP deputy publicity secretary Ken Msonda, who is also challenging the outcome of results in Rumphi East. Against Kamlepo Kalua, regretted that PP is losing Chingola and Ganda’s membership.
The ruling party made a resolution that any of its member who decided to contest as an independent voluntarily relinquished membership of the PP.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :