Katsonga takes Chipani Cha Pfuko to Dausi constituency

Davies Chester Katsonga has issued a statement of intent to incumbent member of Mwanza Central constituency Nicholous Dausi that he will face yet another fight to keep the parliamentary seat as Katsonga launched his Chipani Cha Pfuko (CCP) in the area.

Despite the crowd being dominated by children, Katsonga said he was overwhelmed by the support in his home area to seek for parliamentary seat and even run for presidency in 2014.

“I came home to get my political initiation before I start my nationwide journey to sell Chipani Cha Pfuko,” said Katsonga.

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Katsonga, a former parliament speaker and minister in the Bakili Muluzi and Bingu wa Mutharika administrations, recently ditched the UDF. He had earlier dumped DPP the party he helped to found after being expelled from UDF.

He said Chipani Cha Pfuko will be playing its rightful role as an opposition party despite not having any member of parliament, saying the current opposition block was now “muted” on national concerns citing the call by President Joyce Banda to repeal laws that criminalise homosexual acts as an example.

Katsonga said his party willoffer a serious challenge in the 2014 elections.

“Based on the responses we have been getting nationwide since January when the idea of forming Chipani Cha Pfuko was hatched; we are quietly confident Chipani Cha Pfuko has a great future,” he said

He said: “Chipani Cha Pfuko has been created to democratically add quality to our politics and to campaign vigorously and convincingly on issues which matter in the everyday lives of all Malawians,”

Katsonga said his party’s symbol is a drum and their colours are green with some brown.

When asked about Katsonga’s adventure in his constituency, Dausi who is also DPP spokesman described the former minister’s challenge as a “joke” comparing him to a comedian “Ukwa”.

Crowd at Katsonga's rally, mostly kids

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