As debate continues on the relocation of United Democratic Front (UDF) Members of Parliament to government benches in the August House, Independent MP for Mangochi North Benedicto Chambo has withdrawn his intention to join the Party.
During the previous sitting, Chambo told the Speaker in a letter that he has joined UDF, claiming to have been influenced by his constituents.
In a twist of event, the MP has again written the Speaker to withdraw his intentions, saying his constituents are not “convinced with UDF’s behaviour in Parliament”.
“I am a UDF member and my constituents can testify to this. My joining of the UDF was in fulfillment of the dreams and aspirations of the people of Makanjira. Now that the future of UDF is uncertain, my people have asked me to wait until such a time when the dust surrounding UDF’s future has settled,” Chambo was quoted as saying in an interview with one of the local daily papers in the country [Daily Times]
The relocation of UDF MPs has attracted mixed reaction from various stallholders in the country with others accusing the party of being used by ruling Party.
Reacting to the claims, UDF Publicity Secretary Ken Ndanga trashed the claims, saying the decision was made after consultation from Party Members across the country.
Ndanga urged UDF members to desist from making comments that will bring confusion with the Party.