Trusted and faithful opposition Peoples Party (PP) spokesperson Ken Msonda has resigned from his position and withdrawn his membership from the party.
Msonda took to his Facebook timeline to announce that he is taking an indefinite sabbatical leave from active politics.
He says this is part of his 2019 political strategy to take a break from front line party politics and to reflect on his spiritual life and political party journey.
“I will bounce back after resting to connect to Rumphi east constituency. In view of the above, I have tendered my resignation from the Peoples Party with immediate effect,” says Msonda.
Peoples Party senior officials could not be reached for comment but the resignation comes barely days after Msonda alleged on Facebook that the rulling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) was dangling a K3 million offer to him to join the DPP and he said the money was too little for a person of his calibre.
Other political commentators say the DPP is making political strategies to have Kamlepo Kalua out of Rumphi east constituency in 2019 parliamentary elections.
Kalua, a fierce and uncompromising critic of President Peter Mutharika and the DPP faces fierce competition in the constituency from DPP director of Legal Affairs Charles Mhango who has mounted a fierce political campaign in the area.
Msonda comes from the same area.