Malawi’s opposition People’s Party (PP) continues to sail through existential crisis and has stopped Khumbo Kachali’s intentions to start conducting political party rallies for the party.
PP secretary general Ibrahim Matola has announced the return of party president and founder Joyce Banda next month on a date the party say will officially communicate.
Kachali was recently welcomed back into the PP a year after he dumped the party to endorse incumbent President Peter Mutharika during the 2014 tripartite elections.
However, he is being linked to sponsor squabbles and infighting, an accusation he has denied.
Kachali said his intention for rejoining PP was to revamp the party through political rallies across the country with the aim to assure the party followers that the party was still intact.
He has since expressed worry that his intentions have been frustrated by the party leadership that has shot down his intention of crisscrossing the country with political rallies, saying the PP executive demanded a wait for Joyce Banda return.
“We recently wanted to have a meeting in Karonga and I was planning to meet other colleagues in the region so I have been stopped by authorities to wait for other senior members who are outside the country then am told we will proceed with meetings”, said Kachali.
Banda is expected in Malawi in October and the party has said she will hold meeting across the country.
Since her party lost the May 20 2014, tripartite elections, Banda has been staying abroad.