Trouble in PP: Uladi sacked, Northern Region chair resigns

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Immediate former ruling People’s Party (PP) continues to sail under troubled waters. As if the firing of the party’s central region vice president Uladi Mussa was not enough, its Northern Region chairperson Maquenda Chunga has also resigned.

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PP spokesperson Noel Chimpeni announced the firing of Mussa, who is also Salima Central Member of Parliament, on Tuesday after he publicly declared that he was taking over the presidency of the party from Joyce Banda, arguing that her tenure had expired.

Chimpeni said Mussa’s acting PP leader post was appointed by Banda and that the vice president post was also appointed .

“During the convention the post of vice president was held by Dr Cassim Chilumpha but when he resigned, Uladi Mussa was appointed,” he said.

Mussa also ceases to be the  party’s parliamentary leader following the dismissal.

He was  accused of  sowing discord and undermining founding president Joyce Banda’s  .

Banda left Malawi soon after losing the presidential election to Peter Mutharika in 2014.

According to Chimpeni, the firing of  Mussa is not meant to disable his political career or party membership but is meant to correct behaviour.

“He is free to contest for any leadership position at the convention,” said Chimpeni.

Meanwhile, youthful politician and Mzimba South legislator Maquenda Chunga  has resigned as  provincial chairman (PC) for PP.

Chunga said he has resigned to concentrate on his constituents and not the party which is weakening by day ahead of the 2019 elections.

“I want to concentrate on the people who voted for me and not the party,” said Chunga.

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