Peoples Party (PP) regional governor for the north Maquenda Chunga has rebuffed assertions by Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) that he had joined the ruling party as claimed by the DPP secretary general Gridezer Jeffrey.
Chunga was paraded along with other Peoples Party officials on Friday during a political rally President Peter Mutharika held in
“I was just surprised that the DPP secretary general mentioned my name. I did indeed stand up and went to meet the president because it would have been embarrassing not to go there, not to meet the President when your name has been mentioned,” said the Mzimba south MP.
He emphasized that he remains Peoples Party legislator and Peoples Party regional governor for the north, saying he is not DPP.
“Actually, when my name was mentioned, I was hesitant to go and meet him but I could see that the Head of State was waiting to shake my hand so I thought if I failed to go, I would embarrass him,” said Chunga.
The DPP secretary general Grazider Jefrey confirmed Chunga was not DPP “yet” but had pledged to work with the party in parliament.
“It is true, what he is saying is correct but he has pledged to work with us in parliament,” said Wa Jefrey.
He had told the rally that Chunga and the others would get DPP regalia at a rally to be organized later.
Chunga said he had committed himself to work with the DPP in parliament, saying as a member of parliament, he would always work
with the government of the day.