The Peoples’ Party (PP) have chosen its ex-treasurer, Harry Mkandawire, to take over from Khumbo Kachali who has dumped the party and has subsequently joined his ex-party, the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).
In a release from the party, Mkandawire has taken over from Kachali with immediate effect. Mkandawire becomes the third unelected person to take over the regional Vice Presidency of the party after the Southern region went to Evangelist Brown Mpinganjira and the Center went to Uladi Mussa following the resignations of Sidik Mia and Cassim Chilumpha respectively.
Meanwhile, the party has as well appointed minister of foreign affairs, Henry Mganda Chiume, as its treasurer to fill in the vacancy created by Mkandawire’s promotion.
The PP has lost all its three elected Vice Presidents and is now in the hands of unelected officials appointed into the post by President Banda.
The party has since claimed that Kachali’s move does not in anyway bother them. This is despite the fact that the party has wailed that Kachali should be disqualified as an MP candidate in the May 20 elections.