Member of Parliament for Mangochi West Constituency Geoffrey Meleka Chiwondo who until last weekend was an independent legislator has joined the ruling Democratic Progressive Party(DPP).

Speaking to the Press on Sunday after a mass rally at Malembo Primary School ground in Mangochi, Secretary General for the DPP, Ecklen Kudontoni said Chiwondo’s decision shows that the party was getting stronger each day.

“We are very happy today to welcome MP for this constituency Hon. Chiwondo into the mighty ruling DPP. We would like to assure him that we will work hand in hand with him to ensure that our party grows from strength to strength for the benefit of all Malawians,” Kudontoni said.

Kudontoni noted that not was easy for a party in opposition to win a general election in the Malawi.

“It is not easy for an opposition party to win elections in Malawi but as DPP we managed to win the elections and this shows that people in the country love the party and that they have trust in its leadership,” he said.

Kudontoni, therefore, urged members of the party to avoid petty jealousies and backbiting for fear of disintegrating the party.

Speaking in a separate interview, Geoffrey Meleka Chiwondo said he was happy to be associated with the ruling DPP.

“I am obviously over the moon to have joined the DPP which has visionary leaders. I would like to contribute to national development through the ruling party,” Chiwondo said.

Parliament is scheduled to reconvene on May 5 for the 2015/2016 national budget deliberations.mana.

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