One of the founders of Maravi Peoples Party (MPP), who is now Home Affairs minister and joined the ruling People’s Party, Uladi Mussa has directed the registrar of political parties to de-register MPP.
However, the decision is contrary to what some members of MPP had earlier said that they would want to continue leading the party following defection of their leader to PP.
Mussa had announced when he jumped ship that the entire executive and membership of MPP had defected together with him to PP claims that were rejected by some MPP members.
Dr Yusufu Aufi was therefore appointed as interim leader to steer the party forward.
But Mussa Monday had an audience with the country’s President Joyce Banda in Lilongwe where he announced disillusionment of MPP.
“We are here to inform the president that we are dissolving the party to be PP members, we are satisfied with how President Banda has managed the country in these few weeks and we want to give her our support,” said Mussa accompanied by some members.
“Starting today MPP stands dissolved, all of us now have joined PP, copies of the letter with signatures have already been sent to registrar of political parties and he has received it,” he told reporters afterwards
According to Mussa popularly known as ‘change goal’ the decision is not an infringement to any member as a consensus was first reached upon before implementation.
In her speech, President Banda said she can do with all the support she can get as the country needs dedicated people to help in the development of the party.
“You don’t stop people from joining a party, I am happy that people want to join PP to sort out the mess that the past government left,” said the Malawi leader amid cheers from the members
Meanwhile, the defecting MPP members have said they don’t want any positions in People’s Party but want to work to better people’s lives.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :