People’s Party (PP) deputy publicity secretary Ken Msonda has refuted reports that were circulating on social networks, saying that he had resigned from the ruling party of President Joyce Banda.
The reports about Msonda’s resignation came afresh following posts on Facebook’s political group called My Malawi My Views .
This is the same group that made headlines few months ago when it created platform for verbal war between opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and PP members who accused each other of playing dirty and cheap political games.
In an interview with Nyasa Times, Msonda said it was not true that he had resigned from the PP, a party he joined after quitting the United Democratic Front (UDF).
“It’s not true. I’m still PP and I can’t announce my resignation through social networks. If that was the case I would go through accredited media houses. Am I mad to leave the ruling party and government?” he questioned.
Msonda went on to say that he joined the PP to work with the Head of State even before she became the country’s President following the death of former president Bingu wa Mutharika in April.
“I joined People’s Party in January to work with Her Excellence Madam Joyce Banda, to be with her and fight against the DPP and other people who did not wish her well. Our focus was to get into government come 2014,” he said.
He added: “God shortened our journey and we got into government in April 2012. Does it make any sense to leave Madam Joyce Banda and People’s Party now that we are in government? Kulodzedwa chani (Am I cursed or what)? I didn’t know am a threat to others politically.”
Commenting on his political ambition, if he would contest as Member of Parliament for Kabula Constituency on the ruling party’s ticket, Msonda said that he believes in God’s time.
“I have tried several times since 2009 to serve the people of Kabula as an MP but I failed. God’s time is the best. A true matured politician will not tell you he will or won’t contest with two more years to elections.
“Politics is dynamic, it moves with time. Two years is too far for a seasoned politician to start making noise but good for new blood. Why not help the seating MP?” he wondered.
“I have been with the people of Blantyre Kabula since 2009 and everybody knows who ‘Kemso’ is, even the kids know me. I will wait for the people in the area to make a choice on who they want to serve them,” added Msonda.
If he decides to contest, it means he will have to battle it out with political giants who, according to recent media reports, are also willing to contest on PP ticket and these include the current MP Felix Njawala and former MPs Rashid Gaffar and Samuel Kaphuka.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :