People’s Party (PP) vice-president and parliamentarian for Rumphi East Kamlepo Kalua has said the much aniticipated political alliance between his party the ruling Democratic People’s Party (DPP) will not come to pass.
PP parliamentarians have been prostituting themselves with DPP in secret taks aimed to form a working alliance as observers say DPP desperately wants to frustrate the electoral reforms bill in its bid to be retained in power in the next elections.
The reforms include the switch to the 50+1 electoral system to replace the first-past-the-post system of electing a president, DPP wants Parliament to reject the reforms.
However, Kalua said PP will not enter into an alliance with DPP.
“There has been a lot of wrong information but I can state here without any fear of contradiction that PP will not enter into an alliance with DPP,” he said.
Some PP MPs met President Peter Mutharika in Lilongwe and that sparked specualations of the alliance.
But Kalua said he and PP know that Malawians are hurting with Mutharika’s underperforming government, subjecting 17 million Malawians to 25 hours-plus of blackouts, and is riddled with rampant corruption.
He said the PP asked President to guarantee safe return home and protection of former president Joyce Banda who fears persecution.
Kalua said PP know that millions of Malawians are suffering under the DPP’s watch and making hence they would not abandon the people.
He assured that he will remain vocal to fight government which is shielding culprits in the K577 billion Cashgate reduced to K236 billion by RSK Risk Assurance Services of The UK.
“PP will not become bedfellows with the DPP-led government, we want to fight many corrupt issues DPP-led officials are committing,” he said.
Meanwhile, fFormer acting People’s Party (PP) president Uladi Mussa had a ‘change of heart’ in Parliament when he lavished praise on President Peter Mutharika’s government, which he has criticised for many years.
The member of Parliament (MP) for Salima South.praised the President for successfully completing the national registration exercise to afford Malawians a credible national identity card.
“I would like to say the truth, Madam Deputy Speaker, it is this administration which has started to successfully implement this national registration programme,” he said.
The statement attracted a round of applause from the government benches while some opposition lawmakers booed him.
Mussa further hailed Mutharika for lifting the maize export ban, saying this was a wise decision which would ensure that the country is food secure.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :