This follows the announcement made by Malawi's well known opposition party leaders Dr. Cassim Chilumpha, Mr. Henry Phoya, and Mr. Uladi Mussa that they have joined Joyce Banda's People's Party
The announcement was made Thursday morning in the commercial capital Blantyre.Dr. Chilumpha was one of the UDF party gurus and former Vice President of Malawi, Mussa was running his Malavi People's Party while Mr. Phoya recently joined MCP after he was axed from then ruling party DPP.
Speaking during the conference Phoya said he dumps MCP because he felt “rejected by the party hierarchy”.
He also said “am convinced at the commitment by the Joyce Banda’s administration in upholding the rule of law,”
Without giving proper reasons Mussa and former veep Dr. Chilumpha say they simply would like to assist president Banda in her development agenda.
Meanwhile it is not clear on whether Mussa's Maravi Peoples Party has been disbanded or will join as a collusion
The development has been heavily criticized by both activists and ordinary Malawians describing them as "fortune seekers" .
"What is Phoya looking for at MCP that he did not get and what is he now looking for at PP" Wondered a Miss Banda
"PP will die the same death as DPP if Joyce Banda dares to appoint these defectors to cabinet position" warned Ben Chiza Mkandawire on his facebook post.
However lawyers Wapona Kita argued that the countries constitution allows everyone to join a party of his choice.
"S. 40 (a) of the Constitution says everyone has the right to join a political party.Let the exercise of our constitution rights begin" read Kita's facebook status.