MP Salim Bagus ditches DPP

Member of Parliament for Chikwawa Central Constituency, Salim Ibrahim Bagus, has announced his withdraw of membership from the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) with immediate effect.

Bagus: Dumps DPP

Bagus, who served as Minister of Trade in the Cabinet of the country’s immediate past president Peter Mutharika,   said he has dumped DPP on “personal reasons” but refused to state the reasons.

“I now revert to my status as an independent member of parliament. I won Chikwawa central parliamentary seat as an independent candidate,” he said.

Before the 2019 Tripartite Elections, Bagus was elected Malawi Congress Party (MCP) second deputy secretary general until he resigned to join DPP but contested as an independent candidate.

On whether he would rejoin MCP or have a new lease of political life in UTM Party, Bagus kept his card close to his chest.

“I cannot rule out joining any political party in the near future,” he said.

He said people of Chikwawa central have given him the blessings to leave DPP.

“My constituents want development.”

DPP spokesperson Brown Mpinganjira said Bagus was exercising his right to freedom of association.

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mtete
mtete
1 year ago

Some MCP or UTM party gurus will tell us Bagus is a “big catch” should this vagabond decide to join any one of the two. I think it’s self development, not the constituency, he is after. He’s been UDF, PP, MCP, DPP Independent, DPP; rest. Wonder where he’s heading to now. Real fortune hunter this one!

CADET
1 year ago
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This idiot is a political prostitute. No wonder this Nchalo boy is a Wanderer. Let him remain Independent. I do not think any party with maturity can accept him to be its member

Masharubu
Masharubu
1 year ago

I like the way BJ has responded. He had to to be careful with his response as he cannot be heard to be criticizing Bagus since BJ himself is another notable political prostitute. As a matter of fact, very few Malawian politicians have any moral high ground to criticise Bagus. For most of them, its a matter of “He who hath no sin, let him throw the first stone”. Very shameful.

Magang`a
Magang`a
1 year ago

Vagabond what a rolling stone. Chaka chimodzi mpakana kuzungulira zipani zonse??

Phwisani
Phwisani
1 year ago

In Malawi the law looks at the individual person. Here what has been happening where MPs are leaving their parties and join others Willy silly can not be considered as breaking section 65 of the Constitution. Even UTM to allign with MCP in Parliament that was crossing the floor because one party has joined another already in Parliament and ‘ voluntarily’.But in Malawi our lawyers can not see a case at this requiring constructional review.

Gee
Gee
1 year ago

Salim is Bogus, u can’t trust him, angofuna maudindo basi

Kast
Kast
1 year ago

mbale wake Mia akufuna amupatse kanganyase

Keen Observer
Keen Observer
1 year ago

People that must not celebrated, this is one of them. Unprincipled as a human being & as Unprincipled as a politician. Useless politicians in Chichewa we call them “kwakula Mtanda wa Nsima alowera konko”.

Facts
Facts
1 year ago

Mandanda wa mwenye cannot be trusted.

Bad Arse
Bad Arse
1 year ago

No shortage of political prostitutes. Jumping from one party to another like fleas. Section 65 should be enforced and a by-election held ASAP. There can be no democracy as long as these political prostitutes jump for one party to another without consequences.

Chilima
Chilima
1 year ago

Stupid opportunists…..unprincipled politicians

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