Ngalande dumps PP for DPP: Still interested to fight Lucius Banda in Balaka

Deputy Director of Social Services in the opposition People’s Party (PP) Tony Ngalande on Sunday announced that he has resigned from the party and Nyasa Times understands he is heading for ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).

Ngalande: PP has groomed me into a leader, now its time to recycle in DPP

Ngalande: PP has groomed me into a leader, now its time to recycle in DPP

Speaking to reporters in the Capital city Lilongwe, Ngalande said he has quit PP to concentrate on his business but did not indicate leaving front line politics.

“I would like to announce my resignation from the Peoples Party in order to concentrate on my personal businesses,” said Ngalande.

Ngalande, who lost in parliamentary race to United Democratic Front (UDF) member Lucius Banda, said he has no any grudges against any member of the PP.

“I would like to inform you that I have resigned from the Peoples Party both as a member and as Deputy Director of Social Services with immediate effect,” reads Ngalande’s resignation letter to PP secretary general.

“I sincerely thank the former President Dr Joyce Banda and the entire leadership of the Peoples Party for the support rendered to me during the period that I was a member of the party holding such a big position,” he added.

He states that PP has groomed a leader in him “who will still contribute to the growth of the Malawi nation in whatever capacity I decide to focus on.”

Ngalande said he will continue to seek to oust Lucius Banda for the parliamentary seat come 2019 elections.

PP spokesman Ken Msonda said the party is not surprised with the resignation of Ngalande, saying he has formalised it but left the party August 2014 and already started attending political rallies of the DPP.

DPP President Peter Mutharika is expected to welcome Ngalande on Monday in Balaka.

Mutharika will on Monday (18 January, 2016) officially  commission Balaka Cotton Ginnery.

According to the Statement from the State House signed by Press Officer, Chikondi Juma,  President Mutharika will mark the official opening of the Ginnery at Balaka L.E.A School ground.

Prior to the function Mutharika is also expected to preside over the official launch of 2015/ 16 National Forestry Season at Masasa CCAP Primary School Ground in the area of Traditional Authority Masasa in Ntcheu district at 9:30 in the morning.

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Jailos Nyani
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Jailos Nyani
8 months 4 days ago

Chitsiru galu failure in politics and business, what kind of business is he talking about? Pwevupwevu

Malawi Stars
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Malawi Stars
8 months 5 days ago

Balaka North inamulaka kale Ngalande while he had the support of the ruling party. A party that cashgated to finance its nationwide campaign. Now he wants to associate with a party which will still the vote for him. Balaka North takana and try to contest in 2019 you will have another miserable attempt. We also know how to deal with fools very well!

gambo
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gambo
8 months 6 days ago

A malawi ma Jelous Anakubelani chani ngalandeyo Munthuyu ngolimbikila

Kenneth saiba
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Kenneth saiba
8 months 6 days ago

Gud decision Tony before it is late

nneka
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nneka
8 months 6 days ago

I leant more about Democracy n what’s in pipo’s mind through the loosing of Ngalande in BLK. U can have all the money in u but whenever pipo says no, its a big No. I wish u well Tony Ngalande n try to convice Balaka pipo maib a day shall come for u to come out of Trump’s shoes n join the champions.

jeremia wa Juda
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jeremia wa Juda
8 months 6 days ago

Ngalande is a hard worker and a malawi ma Jelous sadzatithandiza. He has a right to join which ever party he wants PERIOD!!!!!

yemwe uja
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yemwe uja
8 months 6 days ago

a bwana akudwala anthu inu if you have noted he is not in public since december

Amnodzebwalebwibwa.
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8 months 6 days ago

kape uyu inu amangofuna kumulima Joyce banda.lucius banda ndi dolo mphwanga sungamuthe ayi.Dpp mpatseni ka udido konyamula nkhuni ndi machesi mukamakawotcha misika ndi mavoti.babie yako ija tankhalanso tikuyidya mene imakhala ku ndix new lines mphwanga,mwina sumadziwa mesa umamuti Nashiem.

Ernest chanula
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Ernest chanula
8 months 6 days ago

A Malawi osamakhala ndi jealous, anakubelani chani munthuyu, he’s just merely a successful young man, I know him, that’s why Malawians will remain poor, you don’t believe in prosperity.

Mapwevupwevu
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Mapwevupwevu
8 months 6 days ago

Tony Ngalande is a car thief!

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