Chakuamba denies rejoining DPP, hints on alliance

New Republican Party (NRP) president Gwanda Chakuamba has rebutted reports circulating that he has joined the former ruling party Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).

His party Secretary General Alexander William Ngulube speaking on a local media-MIJ on Tuesday said the reports are inaccurate.

“The truth of the matter is that there is nothing of that sort. Chakuamba is not joining DPP,” he said.

Chakuamba: Not joining DPP

He however expressed knowledge on the possibility of his party joining hands with DPP and other opposition parties during the May 2014 general elections.

“We cannot rule out that. But at the moment we have not sat down with DPP to discuss the matter,” he said.

Chakuamba who contested for presidency in 2004 and finished on third position earlier announced his retirement from active politics but bounced back claiming he wanted to liberate Malawian politics.

On his return, he strongly condemned the policies of the former leader late Bingu wa Mutharika who died in April this year accusing him of bringing the country into total mess.

By then Malawi had an excessive shortage of fuel, foreign currency, and bad governing policies among other challenges.

Meanwhile, reports indicate that NRP president Chakuamba will contest again in the coming 2014 presidential elections.

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