Peoples Party district and constituency committees are asking their party to fire Zomba Ntonya MP, Patrick Makina for allegedly dumping the party and working with the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).
Alex Namame, PP secretary for Thondwe, George Gumwa, district party governor and Lucy Katumwa, district women’s governor say Makina stopped working with PP officials in his constituency and district long ago.
“We are surprised that he sits on PP benches in parliament, what is he doing there? He should relocate to DPP benches. We don’t want him in the party, he should be fired, we don’t want him in the party because he is playing double standards,” said the district party chairman.
But Makina has maintained he is still PP.
“I am still a loyal member of PP. Those who accuse me of working with DPP are just ignorant of my position as member of parliament. As a member of parliament for a constituency, I work with everyone because development is above politics,” he said.
Makina said he was surprised that whenever he called for a development meeting, PP officials shunned the meetings but DPP and other parties turned up.
He said he would not stop from working with all political parties in his area to achieve maximum development.
PP spokesman Ken Msonda said the party has not received such complaints.
Msonda backed Makina’s view that members of parliament work with members from all political parties after an election.
He however said the party would investigate the matter to establish the truth.