The former governing Peoples Party (PP) has started reorganizing itself in readiness for 2019 with its acting secretary General Paul Maulidi replaced and deputy spokesman Ken Msonda finally confirmed as Publicity Secretary.
The party’s politburo on Friday elected former parliamentarian Ibrahim Matola to replace Maulidi following a fall-out with the party’s leadership.
Speaking at a news conference on Saturday, PP vice-president (administration), Brown Mpinganjira said the party has appointed several faces into some existing vacant positions as party starts preparations for 2019 elections.
Mpinganjira disclosed that the appointed names will await the endorsement by the party’s national executive council.
“We feel its right time to reorganise ourselves as we prepare for the next elections. We were late, we should have started this process soon after elections,” Mpinganjira said.
Mpinganjira said Matola who once served as minister energy during the PP’s two-year term started working as SG immediately his election on Friday.
Matola has since pledged to help reposition and strengthen the party in order to reclaim power from Democratic Progressive Party’s administration.
“I will soon reveal my plans for the party but as of now it’s time to familiarize myself with party structures,” said Matola, who joined PP after defecting from UDF where he was parliamentary leader.
Meanwhile, PP has confirmed spokesperson Msonda as full time publicity secretary.