Former President Joyce Banda is unmoved with moves by some senior Peoples Party (PP) officials who are resorting to going to courts to destabilise the former ruling party.
Spokesman for Banda, Andekuche Chamnthunya said in a radio interview Friday that the former Malawi leader is focussed and visionary and would not be deterred by a few individuals whom he said have sinister agenda.
“These people have their own agendas to cause confusion. Salim Bagus is a senior party official, as organising secretary he might be fourth or fifth in the party structure and he knows where to go when he feels there is a problem,” said Chamthunya.
This is the first time that the office of the former president Banda has spoken on the matter after Salim Bagus and four regional governors obtained an injunction restraining Uladi Mussa and Kamlepo Kalua from taking office of acting president and third vice president respectively.
Uladi blamed former party vice president Khumbo Kachali for sponsoring the court injunction whilst Kalua said it was Democratic Progressive Party that sponsored Bagus and his colleagues to go to court.
Both Kachali and the DPP have dismissed the sponsorship allegations.
Chamthunya did not however say if Bagus and the four district governors are likely to face disciplinary action, however he said this was against party constitution.
Banda has been in self imposed exile since she lost the election in 2014 exposing her party to infighting and internal problems which political scientists say is a result of power vacuum in the once mighty party.