Former Peoples Party (PP) publicity secretary and now a member of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), Ken Msonda has attacked former pPresident, Joyce Banda accusing her of abandoning him after she was booted out of government.
Msonda also attacked PP, claiming it is almost dead with his defection to the blue camp as he is the one who holds the ‘keys’.
He made the attacks during a political rally DPP southern region team organized in Ndirande on Sunday afternoon.
Clad in DPP’s colors of blue and white, Msonda claimed Joyce Banda and the party lost during 2014 Tripartite Elections due to, among others, failure to prepare and lack of structures.
“This is the question people have been asking, and today I will answer it. Why PP lost the elections? There are three reasons to that question,” said Msonda amidst applauses by DPP supporters.
“PP was not prepared to rule Malawi, it got into government by accident. Another reason is that soon we took over government we all went into celebration mood; we only focused on enjoying the benefits of being in government forgetting elections were around the corner.”
Msonda branded PP as a briefcase party that has no structures unlike the DPP which he said is more organized.
There was no immediate comment from PP.
Speaking during the same rally, DPP regional governor for the south, Charles Mchacha urged the party supporters to be united and described the gathering as one of the rallies the party is set to hold across the country.
Mchacha warned opposition political parties to stop dreaming of ruling this country at a certain point in time, arguing only DPP has the will of Malawians at heart.
The rally attracted some DPP top officials including national youth director, Louis Ngalande, Minister of Health, Peter Kumpalume, Minister of Labour, Henry Mussa, Parliamentarians Allan Ngumuya and Aaron Sangala. Other notable faces included Davis Katsonga, Blantyre City Mayor, councilor Wild Ndipo.
Also in attendance were Paramount Chief Lundu, Paramount Chief Kapeni, and Chief Machinjiri among other traditional leaders.
Paramount Lundu warned traditional leaders of working against government by siding with opposition, warning traditional leaders do not need to play double-standards.
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