Exodus: Movement Of Lowershire DPP Members To MCP
In a rather post election political migration, over 100 Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) members from Chikwawa Central constituency and district committees have abandoned the blue ship to join the opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP).
During the colourful ceremony at Nchalo on Saturday, the apparently excited Chikwawa Central DPP Constituency Governer, Joseph Tembo (now MCP member) who led the exodus of men and women in crossing over to MCP said: “Joining the party is the best decision I believed to ever made together with the entire group after we have happily been attracted by the party’s strength and sound leadership.”
“We felt the ardour of the sound leadership of MCP with our nostrils, which we could not resist but join even though the party is the opposition,” said Tembo during his speech as he was being received.
“I can assure you that our decision to join this party (MCP) has not been influenced by anything like positions or money because we had all that in the governing DPP but we have left everything to join an apposition party, in which we will be ordinary members but happy and satisfied,” he added.
Speaking after receiving the newcomers into the fold, MCP National Campaign Director, Moses Kunkuyu said, the coming in of new members from the DPP in such a large number is no mean achievement by MCP as it has clearly shown that, being in a ruling party doesn’t bring any contentment as in comparison with the party with good leadership and policies like MCP under the leadership of a God- fearing men, Lazarus Chakwera and his deputy Sidik Mia.
Kunkuyu therefore highlighted the five points of servant leadership in MCP, which have captured the hearts of the crowd of 100 plus people to come knocking on the door of the party although it is not yet in government.
Said Kunkuyu: “These people have joined a party in which its leaders are not bosses but servant leaders, who so much believe in the rule of law and have the determination to end corruption while prospering together to a one great future of thiers, their children and their grand children.”
He also said, in a way to emulate the good example by the group, which has just joined, doors to MCP big house are always open for more to come and join.
Interestingly at the climax, as a symbol of welcome into the party, the new members who were 117 in total and were clad in DPP legalia, removed their blueish colours to wear MCP reddish colours in T-shirts and party cloth with the Campaign Director Moses Kunkuyu managing the symbolic tide.
The ceremony was also attended by MCP Regional Governer for South, Peter Simbi and other National Executive Committee (NEC) members like National Deputy Youth Director, Blessings Chilembwe and other NEC, district and constituency members.
There was no immediate comment from the DPP over the loss of so many committee members to an opposition party.