Petra’s UK wing beckons members to run in 2014 polls

The United Kingdom wing of People’s Transformation Party (Petra) has asked Malawians to join the party and consider running for parliamentary and local government elections under the party banner in 2014.

The call was made during a meeting Petra UK wing chairperson Prisca Juma-Phiri Jere organised for its members in Nottingham.

The minority party’s external wing spokesman Fides Jim Kachale said members were encouraged “ to go back and run on Petra ticket in 2014.”

Juma Phiri-Jere: Members should consider to be candidates

He also said the members were persuaded “ to start making tangible plans and inform the executive of their intentions.”

Petra asked members who would not be interested to contest, to  help the party “by adopting a constituency and support it financially.”

The wing said it will also be organising a fundraising Christmas party to help fund the party in Malawi.

Juma Phiri-Jere also informed members  about the letter which she received from Britain’s Labour Party member of Parliament Graham Allen who has expressed interest to help the group to participate in different activities for Labour Party in the process of learning.

She said the Petra UK wing is “really growing” and also informed that Fred Pondelani was elected new  Vice Publicity Secretary.

Petra’s president is lawyer and born again Christian Kamuzu Chibambo.  The party has no member of parliament.

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