Thursday, 26 April 2012

Operation exodus: From Opposition to Ruling Party

Political commentators have described the defection of three prominent politicians to the ruling Peoples Party as a sign of greed.
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.

No comments:

Post a Comment