Malawi’s Opposition People’s Party (PP) says the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) is behind the mass exodus in the PP.
Recently, some politicians dumped the former ruling party saying they want to focus on personal businesses.
But PP spokesperson Ken Msonda has blamed DPP for fishing PP members to join the ruling party.
“We think these are the works of the current administration, Democratic Progressive Party to attract the opposition,” said Msonda.
Some of the members who have dumped the PP also said they left the party because former President Joyce Banda does not adhere to the party’s constitution when making appointments.
Members who have dumped the party include Eastern Region Provincial deputy director for women Marrium Mendulo, Deputy regional organizing secretary Lexon Madzombe, and Director for the youth in Balaka district Mussa Jame.
However, DPP general secretary Ecklen Kudontoni has brushed aside the accusations arguing that the party has not received a member from PP.
He said: “We haven’t received any member from PP, I think the members are dumping the party because their leader has overstayed outside the country, she is afraid to come back, may be because of cashgate issues.”