By Enock Naphazi, MEC Stringer, Neno
Peoples Party vice secretary for the south Leornard Mphidza who last
year made name after competing with JB at the party’s convention on
Monday announced his resignation from the post saying he cannot be
associated with MCP which PP has endorsed.
Speaking on Monday in an interview with Neno based MEC Stringer
Mphidza said he has resigned from the post with effect from Monday 18
Mphidza said MCP and PP marriage was made without consultation from
party’s National Executive Committee where he is a member.
“As a member of NEC I can tell you that our NEC never met to discuss
this issue unless if there is inner circle of hand clappers who were
invited to endorse this idea. So definitely I am not part of that
alliance since I was not consulted and I have already informed the
party’s Secretary General that they should count me out of that
alliance,” said Mphidza.
Mphidza said last time the NEC met out of the three parties which were
on the list to partner with that’s, DPP, MCP and UTM the majority
opted for UTM seconded by DPP and MCP only got 4 votes from 68 NEC
According to Mphidza PP has got nothing to gain from the coalition and
is not in the interest of the party because most followers of PP will
not be happy to be associated with MCP.
Meanwhile Mphiza said he will soon announce his next move before next
week as some sources claim he will be joining DPP in Blantyre.
Mphidza was the only person who challenged Joyce Banda for the
position of President during last year convention where he was
defeated when he got 23 votes only whereas JB got 1,101.