Chitipa South MP Chimango Mughogho-Gondwe has dumped the erstwhile governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) for the ruling People’s Party (PP).
Mughogho-Gondwe announced at t Nhafutla school at Kapopo where Vice President Khumbo Kachali launched a Peoples Party campaign for the October 9, 2012 Mzimba South West by-elections.
She told the crowds that she had joined the ruling party, saying the DPP was taking long to democratize and offer real Leadership to its structures.
“It is a like a vehicle that has broken down, you start looking for mechanic or ways to replace it,” said Mughogho.
“I looked at the leadership of that after the break down what has been done, up to now there is nothing new or proper direction that would help Malawians,” said Mughogho-Gondwe, a former deputy Minister in the late Bingu wa Mutharika administration.
The lawmakers defended her move as pragmatic.
DPP spokesman Nicholous Dausi said the MP was free to exrcise her democratic right to join a party of her choice, but pointed out that she will face the jaws of anti-defection law, Section 65.
“The peripatetic MPs will have to stop taking the electorate for granted by switching patrties without seeking fresh mandate,” said Dausi.