DPP members migrating to People’s Party

There is a mass migration of ruling DPP members to People’s Party of Vice President Joyce Banda since it has registered, ending months of a court battle over its eligibility.

But DPP publicity secretary Hetherwick Ntaba insists the party remains popular and that members leaving were not “valuable”. 

“We have been receiving defectors from DPP in our structures throughout the country,” PP spokesman Stephen Mwenye said.

He was commenting after reports that Mzuzu, Kasungu and Nkhata Bay DPP committee have moved to PP.

DPP Governor for Nkhata Bay Central South zone , Goodson Njikho, who was an aide of Information Minister Vuwa Kaunda also dumped the “sinking titanic” of DPP.

Nyasa Times also understands that several DPP MPs are expected to move to PP.

Mwenye however said Malawians will be witnessing “more defections” from parties to join PP.

Ntaba said DPP remains popular and that those quitting it now were not genuine members.

“DPP remains popular and intact,” he said.

PP was formed after Banda was sacked from the ruling DPP when she refused to endorse President Mutharika’s kid brother, Peter, to inherit power in 2014.

Banda and President Mutharika were voted in office in 2009 on DPP ticket.—(Reporting by Charles Kufa, Nyasa Times).

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