Member of Parliament for Mangochi West Constituency Geoffrey Meleka Chiwondo has announced his membership with ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).
Chiwondo was elected as an independent MP but said he would now want to be in the ruling party.
He announced his joining of DPP during a public rally at Malembo Primary School ground in Mangochi.
Chiwondo said he was happy to be associated with the ruling DPP.
“I am obviously over the moon to have joined the DPP which has visionary leaders. I would like to contribute to national development through the ruling party,” Chiwondo said.
Chiwondo said he would do everything within his might to live on his promise made in the run up to the May 20 elections of transforming the constituency so that people’s living standards improve.
Secretary General for the DPP, Ecklen Kudontoni said Chiwondo’s decision shows that the ruling party was getting stronger each day.
“We are very happy today to welcome MP for this constituency Hon. Chiwondo into the mighty ruling DPP. We would like to assure him that we will work hand in hand with him to ensure that our party grows from strength to strength for the benefit of all Malawians,” Kudontoni said.
Kudontoni noted that not was easy for a party in opposition to win a general election in the Malawi.
“It is not easy for an opposition party to win elections in Malawi but as DPP we managed to win the elections and this shows that people in the country love the party and that they have trust in its leadership,” he said.
Kudontoni, therefore, urged members of the party to avoid petty jealousies and backbiting for fear of disintegrating the party.
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