Defiant Uladi clings to PP leadership : Party says he is ordinary member

Salima Central Member of Parliament Uladi Mussa has declared that he still hold the position of vice president of the erstwhile ruling People’s Party (PP)   for the central region and is also its acting president despite  the decision by the party to sack him.

Uladi Mussa: I am still PP acting president

The party’s highest decision-making body fired  Mussa  after he publicly declared that he was taking over the presidency of the party from  Joyce Banda, arguing that her tenure had expired.

But Mussa said he has not been officially communicated to about his removal of the position.

“The NEC did not invite me to the September 9  discipilinary meeting. I am still acting president of PP and first vice president. Infact I have not received any communication in writing or even a phone call about the decision of NEC,” Mussa said.

Mussa also said he will contest for the position of president at the PP national convention.

But PP spokesperson Noel Chimpeni maintained that Mussa was fired and that he ris now an ordinary member of the party.

“During the convention the post of vice president was held by Dr Cassim Chilumpha but when he resigned, Uladi Mussa was appointed by the president and the same president has fired him,” he said.

Mussa also ceases to be the  party’s parliamentary leader following the dismissal.

He was  accused of  sowing discord and undermining founding president Joyce Banda’s  .

Banda left Malawi soon after losing the presidential election to Peter Mutharika in 2014.

According to Chimpeni, the firing of  Mussa is not meant to disable his political career or party membership but is meant to correct behaviour.

“He is free to contest for any leadership position at the convention,” said Chimpeni.

He said: “We expect him to respect the verdict of the party because similar decisions have been made before on other people such as Honourable Mzomera Ngwira and Honourable Khumbo Kachali when he [the latter] was the party leader.”

Things have been falling apart for the erstwhile ruling party since losing the May 20 2014 Tripartite Elections and commentators have said the situation is being aggravated with the absence of the party leader.

Banda established PP after her expulsion from DPP in December 2010 alongside Kachali for protesting a succession plan to have Peter Mutharika as Bingu wa Mutharika’s successor. She served as the country’s Vice-President and ascended to the presidency in April 2012 in line with constitutional order after Bingu’s death.

PP was borne from a group initially called Friends of Joyce Banda at the time she was systematically detached from the government system.

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Why don’t Uladi Mussa wait for 2018 to participate in 2018 MCP convention? He was once in UDF, then DPP, thereafter he formed Maravi Party, then joined Amayi. Let him join MCP to participate a mend or break convention in 2018. People will witness eventualities in this convention. MCP better sieve who to participate in this convention. There are people in the party who are silently seeking a revenge to Chakwera but cannot act now. If Chakwera wins the candidacy to 2019 they will make sure he does not win the state presidency. There are well known members in MCP… Read more »
Ndatopa ndi DPP

Kodi chiyani choke Chiti akulilila awa.. He didn’t hear about the by-elections??? The tide is changing

Mika Kumbire

Was Joyce Banda systematically detached from the PP or her own Government? Or it is the Friends of Joyce Banda who systematically detached her from the Government. A very vague statement indeed.

yosefe mateyu

Uladi is an MP for Salima South constituency. Salima central is for Felix Jumbe

Joe M

A Uladi chomwe mukuvutikira ndi chiyani, simukuona komwe dzikoli likupita??? Ordinary membership ilipo yopanda kukutozani ku MCP chifukwa maudindo are already filled ndiye if you are not power hungry come to meet me and I will introduce you to MCP NEC kkkkkkkkkkkkkk

soko Diego

Kulimbilana chipani hehehe

Daniso Mkweu

The has not done his homework very well. I thought this Mussa represents Salima South? Felix is an MP for Salima Central

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