Malawi Congress Party (MCP)second deputy secretary general Salim Bagus yesterday announced his resignation from the post and the party with immediate effect.
He confirmed the development in an interview yesterday but refused to state the reasons.
“The reasons why I have resigned from the party will remain private until a later stage,” said Bagus, who was also the party’s shadow member of Parliament (MP) for Chikwawa Central.
He dismissed allegations that he is joining the governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), as speculation on social media have been making rounds, complete with pictures of him donning DPP cloths.
Said Bagus: “I came out of the DPP, that is where I came from. But at the moment, I have not made up my mind yet whether to join any party or go independent.”
He said at the time of his announcement, he had already notified the party of his resignation.
But when contacted, MCP publicity secretary the Reverend Maurice Munthali said the party will comment once they are officially communicated to.
“The issue is just emerging so it is yet to get to some of us. For now we cannot respond,” he said.
But in a separate interview, MCP vice-president Mohammed Sidik Mia described Bagus as someone whom the party has been in good terms with.
He said: “We worked very well with him. We we wish him well wherever he will be taking his political career.” n