The People’s Party (PP) has said it will request in writing, the National Assembly speaker Richard Msowoya, to invoke Section 65-on crossing the floor – and declare rebel members of Parliament (MPs) seats vacant.
PP deputy publicity secretary Ackson Kalaile Banda said some MPs have been flirting with the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), and are deemed to have “crossed the floor.”
Those who are being targeted are Reverend Malani Mtonga of Karonga and Chitipa South constituency’s Welani Chilenga.
The two MPs and the former party’s chief whip Ralph Jooma, have been spotted attending DPP political rallies.
Jooma spoke at President Peter Mutharika political meeting in Mangohci, while Chilenga attended a similar rally in Chitipa.
Mtonga was the latest MP who attended a DPP rally at Lunzu in Blantyre last Sunday.
“Basically, these people have crossed the floor,” Kalaile Banda said.
He said they want their seats declared vacant so that “they go back and relaunch their political careers with the parties of their choices.”
Kalaile added: “We are justified to demand that the seats be given back to PP” as they no longer represented the party’s interests in Parliament.”
PP has been facing instability in the absence of its president Joyce Banda who has been outside the country since losing the May 20, 2014 Tripartite Elections.