Mpinganjira denies PP rebellion: ‘I’m not finished’

Firebrand politician Brown Mpinganjira  has vehemently denied “propaganda” reports that he  was behind  Movement for People’s Party,  a rebel group for prominent politicians who lost elections at People’s Party (PP) convention.

Mpinganjira in a telephone interview with Nyasa Times  on Monday evening  while saying the group does not exist, maintained that he will remain loyal to the PP and President Mrs Joyce Banda.

He said he will continue to help strengthen PP contrary to what he called a scheme by some to obliterate him from the political scene.

Mpinganjira: Prime objective to help PP and President Banda win

“I am staying on with PP, nothing has changed,” Mpinganjira, who lost the Second Deputy Presidency to Sidick Mia, said emphatically.

“I am not finished [politically],” he said.

Mpinganjira, founding treasurer general of PP,  said the PP vice presidency position was not his prime objective.

“My prime objective is to serve President Joyce Banda to run government,” he said.

He said he is not putting personal interest as a priority.

“I will support President Banda for PP to win in 2014 and not to get positions,” said Mpinganjira.

He also denied reports that he organised a meeting of “rebels”, saying it was work of a politician (name withheld) to discredit him.

On the loss of the vice presidency, Mpinganjira pointed out: “I am not bitter. Of course that day I was disappointed not to win, its human. But there is no bitterness in me at all.”

Most members who were linked to a rebel group contacted by Nyasa Times have denied the report and insist their loyalty is to PP and President Banda.

Former PP spokesman Stephen Mwenye  said it was sad and unfortunate that he was named that he was part of the rebel group.

Mwenye  said he is not a political prostitute who could just join the opposition anyhow without reasoning.

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