Just hours after evicting all Peoples Party social chat platforms and announcing his intentions to quit the party, Administrative Secretary Joseph Chikwemba has finally rescinded his decision and will stay on.
The decision comes as a result of full-geared persuasion from Joyce Banda and her children who happen to be close friends to Chikwemba.
On Monday Chikwemba unceremoniously left all social chat platforms in readying himself to quit the former ruling party.
His move sent Joyce Banda and cronies into panic mode knowing that the youthful Zomba politician adds value to the Peoples Party.
When JB offered a listening ear in a two-hour call Chikwemba made offers she needed to honor at all costs if he was going to revisit his stand.
Before the call JB had asked her children Edyth, Roy and Geoff – all friends to Chikwemba- to plead with him against leaving at a time PP needs redemption following resignations from several top members.
Among his demands are that JB should allocate him an official car and support him to represent PP in Zomba Central Constituency, a thing that never happened in 2014 when the former President threw her weight behind now incumbent Patricia Nangozo Kainga.
JB has no any other option so she has promised Chikwemba that he will get all he is asking for. Orders have already been sent to interim leader Uladi Mussa and Secretary General Ibrahim Matola to accord Chikwemba his wishes.
In the coming weeks Chikwemba will be allowed to convene rallies in his constituency where the whole party politburo will give him support to send a message that they support him towards 2019 polls.