Salim Bagus withdraw PP membership, rejoins DPP

Former ruling party organizing, Peoples Party organising secretary Salim Bagus has resigned from his post and withdrawn his membership from the  party and rejoins the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), a party that harassed and tortured him after he quit it around 2011 or 2012 to help found the PP.

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Bagus: Dumps PP for ruling DPP

Bagus said in radio interview on Thursday he felt he would contribute effectively and efficiently to the development of the country if he joined the ruling party.

“We have many problems facing the nation. We have hunger, we have the economic problems. I feel I can contribute effectively to deal with the problems if I am with the ruling party, if I am with the government,” he said.

The DPP is now on a massive recruitment drive for membership following its low political ratings due to the slump of the economy which has pushed the cost of living way above many Malawians.

In addition, the country is facing high inflation rates, high interests rates, persistent severe food shortages and the usual water and electricity problems. P

P publicist Ken Msonda said Bagus has exercised his right of association.

Bagus was vocal in the PP as he supported the rebel faction of Khumbo Kachali and Mzomera Ngwira then challenged in court the appointment of Uladi Mussa as acting president of the PP.

Asked if he would do the same in DPP, he answered back, “if things are not going on well in DPP, I will speak out.”

Bagus,  former minister in the UDF regime,  is one of the few politicians who left the DPP to help former president Joyce Banda found the Peoples Party.

However, Banda politically isolated him in the two years she had been in power from 2012 after the death of Bingu wa Mutharika and was regally as a dissident because of his frank talk.

Bagus was beaten up and his house in Lilongwe set ablaze by DPP cadres for leaving the party to join the PP.

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Winston Msowoya
Winston Msowoya
6 years ago

It is not astonishing that Salim Bagus has rejoined DPP.This has become a routine for Malawian politicians since the restoration of multiparty democracy.This reminds me of the 1964 crisis when some of few MCP members switched to the rebel Ministers and within a day returned to the MCP government.These included late John Msonthi,G.Kumtumanje,Albert Muwalo and Gwanda Chakuamba,but unfortunately,all four of them met inhuman treatment,Kumtumanje got his eyes poked out in prison,Chakuamba landed in prison for 11years but tragically Msonthi died a highly suspected demise.This is attributed to unprincipled political decisions and backed up by shameless and naked opportunism that finally… Read more »

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