A political expert in the country has said that the appointment of Uladi Mussa as the acting president of People’s Party (PP) shows that former President Joyce Banda will come back to Malawi but she has given up on leading the party.
Banda appointed the party’s vice president Uladi Mussa as the acting president of the PP as she is currently outside the country.
However, a political expert, Joseph Chunga, said the appointment shows that the former president will no longer lead the party.
He further said that the appointment of Mussa will not solve problems in the party as the real president is not there to lead the party.
But spokesperson of the party Ken Msonda said Mussa will lead the party for as long as the party’s president is outside the country.
“Mussa will lead the party till Joyce Banda comes home and when government gives the former president the respect she deserves, she will come back home,” said Msonda.
There had been wrangles in the party as regional governor for the north Christopher Mzomera Ngwira was fired for suggesting that Khumbo Kachali should take over the presidency of the party since Banda will not come back to lead the party any time soon.
The former president left the country after being defeated in the 2014 tripartite elections leading some quarters to say that she did not accept defeat and that she is running away from prosecution for her involvement in the cashgate scandal.