Bessie Chirambo, former presidential adviser on non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to former president the late Bingu Mutharika, has joined the Alliance for Democracy (Aford) which is on revival crusade.
Chirambo served as campaign director for the governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) but resigned from her position in 2013 citing differences with the party leadership.
She was welcomed in Aford fold by the party’s president Enock Chihana during a political rally at Chikwawa in Rumphi.
Chirambo joined with dozens of other members who also defected from DPP.
“This is about the way our country is being misgoverned,” Chirambo said.
She claimed there were many dissolusioned people in DPP who will be withdrawing their membership in North Malawi to joing the Aford revival.
“Many will join Aford from DPP. There are many even in DPP rank and file who are teraning for change. We have the common ground and we need common action against the rotten system,” she said.
She bemoaned that fear has been the most dorminat political force oeparing in Malawi.
“Aford will again push to liberate Malawians. Northern region will remain the political bedrock of Aford,” she said.