Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Secretary General Wakuda Kamanga says he is optimistic that his party will survive despite the exodus of its several members of parliament and top officials and that presidential candidate Peter Mutharika will have some support.
Just few days after the demise of former Malawi leader Bingu wa Mutharika, several Members of Parliament serving as cabinet ministers and other top officials announced that they have defected to the now ruling People’s Party (PP) of President Joyce Banda.
Kamanga says things will be back to normal in DPP once president Mutharika is led to rest on April 23 at his Ndata Farm in Thyolo.
He said the DPP national governing council will re-strategize on all its programmes but people should expect a lot new things happening.
“We will survive, you see many times when you are moving to the next step several things happen,” said Kamanga.
He further refused to comment much claiming this is a mourning period therefore he will get back to the media to tell the nation more about the future of DPP.
However, he expressed optimism that Peter Mutharika will garner support and that not all will dessert him.
DPP was formed by the late Mutharika after he dumped United Democratic Front (UDF) a party which sponsored him into power.
When he formed DPP, the then UDF ministers and MP defected en masse to Mutharika party as is the case that the very same politicians are hysterically prostituting themselves.