Member of Parliament for Lilongwe City Centre , who is also Legal Affairs committee member, David Bisnowaty on Sunday joined the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) ditching his independent status and has been described as the biggest catch of the roll call of defectors join the ruling party.
Most of the politicians who were welcomed by President Peter Mutharika in DPP fold were merely returning to the party they once dumped.
But Bisnowaty, who was elected independent legislator, was aligning with a political party for the first time.
He won in a predominantly Malawi Congress Party (MCP) constituency but his joining of DPP will strengthen the party in the area too,
Bisnowaty told Nyasa Times in an interview after being welcomed in DPP that he had joined the party after extensive and thorough consultation with chiefs and block leaders in his constituency.
“I have decided to join DPP after taking a huge amount of thought and noting that it is the only party which is fulfilling its manifesto. For example the party has managed to tarmac Chenichi Senti road in my area and the same government is planning to tap water from Lake Malawi to capital city , these are major projects which will transform the entire constituency,” Bisnowaty told Nyasa Times reporter.
Bisnowaty said the DPP led government has lined up good policies and plans which will completely end electricity problems in the country and he wants to help the administration in its development agaenda.
“There will be nothing to change I will continue serving my constituency as usual. But I am now DPP,” he said. “Together we can develop Malawi/
Bisnowaty was introduced to the DPP by President Mutharika at a Masintha ground political rally on Sunday.
Some of the notable people that have joined the party include: Binton Kumtsaila, Davis Katsonga, Salim Bagus, Henry Mumba, Clara Makungwa, David Bisnowaty and Etta Banda.
Speaking on behalf of the people that have joined DPP, Ken Msonda who was Publicity Secretary for People’s Party commended the President for allowing them to join the party without taking all the differences that were there.
“I want to thank the president for the mature political he has shown for allowing us to work together to develop the nation. We want to promise you that more people are coming to join the party,” he said.
Msonda asked DPP authorities to be sending them for duties and promised that they will do.
And DPP Secretary General, Francis Mphepo said more people want to join ruling party.
He said the DPP is the only party with a mission and vision to transform the country.
Mphepo said the decision to join the DPP is the best move which should never be regrettable.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :