Former presidential adviser on women’s affair in the DPP administration, Mai Margret Chiponda has joined the People’s Party (PP).
Chiponda who was DPP deputy director of women was formally unveiled as PP member at a campaign rally Vice President Khumbo Kachali held in Mzimba on Tuesday ahead of the October 9 bye-elections.
“ I have joined the PP with all my heart and I will serve this party with diligence,” she said and the party officials covered her with PP orange cloth signalling her welcome to the party.
She appealed to women to join PP and support President Joyce Banda for her to succeed.
Mai Chiponda claimed President Banda and vice president Kachali “would have been dead by now if DPP was still in power.”
DPP had a terror machinery countrywide and targeted critics, journalists and opponents.
President Banda at one point survived an assassination plot that was hatched in December 2010 when she was vice president and had fallen out with late president Bingu wa Mutharika.
Banda’s official Mercedes Benz vehicle was hit by a lorry at Kanengo in Lilongwe on her way back from the airport, in what up to now has been a mysterious accident.
Presidential Press Secretary Steve Nhlane has said fate and good intelligence saved the president’s life at that time.
Nhlane said Banda was refused access to the police report on the accident, and “ only got the report when she became State President.”
The accident happened soon after Banda together with Khumbo Kachali were fired from the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) for undefined ‘anti-party’ activiti
In a post-rally interview, Mia Chiponda of ‘A Ngwazi sendera’ fame said she was motivated to join the PPdue to President Banda’s positive style of governing the country.
She said DPP will be “dead and buried” after 2014 elections.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :