The once ruling Peoples Party (PP) has described the wave of resignations of its top officials a ‘political pruning’.
PP for the past year has lost some of its key executive members including the presidential running-mate to the May 2014 Tripartite Elections, Sosten Gwengwe.
On Tuesday the party faced another blow when its National Deputy Director of Women, Ettinor Koloviko resigned the Joyce Banda led political party, claiming the political grouping has no future.
PP Publicity Secretary, Ken Msonda told Nyasa Times in an interview, what is happening in the party is normal in politics.
”Few months to and after any general elections there is a political wind that blows. This is the period referred to as political pruning season,” argued Msonda.
Msonda described those dumping the party as ‘weak leaves’ that cannot stand the political wind currently blowing in the party.
”Thats what happens to weak leaves, if they can’t stand strong winds, will surely fall -off.”
He then dismissed suggestions that the party was losing its feet to be considered as one of the country’s major political groupings.
”PP is not shaken because our grassroot is solid; the strength of a political party is measured by it’s structures at
grassroots level; branch, area, constituency, District and regional not National Executive Committee (NEC). Peoples Party is very strong at grassroots level,” said Msonda.
A fortnight ago the party’s vice president for the South, Brown Mpinganjira resigned.
Joyce Banda’s running mate in last year’s elections Solsten Gwengwe also announced his intentions to rejoin the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) as another vice president for the North Harry Mkandawire also resigned.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :