PP‘s Basa Kaligomba resigns, quit front-line politics

With just a few weeks remaining before Malawi goes to the polls, drama continues unfolding within the hierarchy of the ruling People’s Party (PP).

The party continues counting its ‘shortfalls’ with the latest being the resignation of its organising secretary for the Southern Region, Basa Kaligomba.

Besides stepping down as organising secretary, Kaligomba has also withdrawn his membership from the ruling party.

Msonda:  No official communication from Basa
Msonda: No official communication from Basa

His resignation comes barely days after the party’s Vice President responsible for the same region and Minister of Transport and Public Works, Sidik Mia, also quit the party.

Kaligomba said he had resigned from the party due to his old age and would want to concentrate on his personal business ventures.

“I have no grudges against anybody, the decision to quit the party is personal, I would want to concentrate on my business as I am now aging,” said the 75-year-old Kaligomba.

The former ruling party organising secretary said he had no plans to join any other political party as he was quitting politics for good.

Reacting to the development, PP Deputy Spokesperson, Ken Msonda, said the party was yet to get an official communication from Kaligomba about his decision.

However, Msonda stated the party was getting worried with the resignation of its senior members considering that there are just few weeks before elections.

Several PP senior members as well as some founders have ditched the party due to various misunderstandings.

Late last year, the party also lost its other Vice President responsible for Central Region, Cassim Chilumpha, who cited intolerance within the party as his reason for dumping it.

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