Zomba Central MP for opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) , Yunus Mussa has said governing People’s Party (PP) of President Joyce Banda is headed for a shock defeat in next year’s elections in Zomba, the President’s home district.
The former Minister of Works during the late Bingu wa Mutharika regime addressed a big crowd at Chinamwali Catholic grounds in Zomba during which 56 individuals who claimed to have been United Democratic Front and People’s Party followers announced their defection to the former ruling party.
Mussa said a lot of people who had rushed to join PP in Zomba are rejoining DPP, saying he will take charge to strengthen DPP at the grassroots to increase its winning back power.
“Since the death of president Bingu wa Mutharika last April a lot has happened like DPP members moving to other political parties, hence the need to strengthen the party,” said Mussa.
“But the good news is that the people have realized that PP is not good at all,” he said.
“The political leadership of PP has lacked the imagination and creativity to deal with the economic hardships people are facing,” he noted.
Mussa called on party members to be united and to welcome everyone joining DPP.
“We in DPP are wide awake nd are ready to handle any situation and ensure we come back to power next year,” he said.
He asked the people to support for DPP’s candidate in next year’s presidential elections.