Over 40 members from the former ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and United Democratic Front (UDF) from Ntcheu South Constituency have joined Malawi’s ruling People’s Party (PP).
Announcing their defection at Kanzati Ground in the area of Traditional Authority Phambala during a rally addressed by the Deputy Secretary General for PP, Ireen Chikuni, former Constituency chair lady for Ntcheu South Emily Dambo said she decided to join the ruling party due to its visionary leadership by President Joyce Banda.
“We have seen the good work that Dr. Joyce Banda has performed within the short period of time she has been the President of this country,” said Dambo.
Speaking when she officially welcomed the new member, Chikuni urged those that have joined the party to strive work towards strengthening the party.
She said PP has an open policy and it welcomes every member of good will to help Dr. Joyce Banda achieve her development policies.
“The way people are joining this party (PP) simply means that people are convinced with the current leadership and its my plea to those that are joining us to bring unity in the party,” said Chikuni.
Chikuni also challenged PP leaders to accommodate members that are willing to join the party.
On another note,Chikuni urged people of Ntcheu to register for votes when registration starts in the district.
Earlier,the District Chairperson for Ntcheu, Maxwel Sakwiya challenged people of Ntcheu South to consider voting for a ruling member of parliament replacing the incubed Dastan Chimalira of DPP, saying he has failed to develop the area hence the need to elect a development-concious person.
He the introduced PP aspirants who included Cathren Chisuse, Patisio Tambala and former Parliamentarian for the area during UDF regime Thomas Matchado