Malawi’s former ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) deputy youth director for the Centre has quit the party.
Kasungu-based Alexander Ndlovu, who claimed in an interview on Tuesday that he has been in politics for 18 years, said he quit to concentrate on his business.
“When I was approaching 2013, I looked back and weighed what I have benefited in my 18-year career as a politician, I could not point at anything and I said enough of it. I only created more enemies,” he said.
DPP regional governor for the Centre Frank Katundulu said he accepted Ndlovu’s resignation with regret.
Said Katundulu: “He approached me with that sad news. I respected his decision, but with regret. He was one of the influential and dedicated officials. The party wishes him all the best in his undertakings.”
Ndlovu said he joined DPP at its inception in 2005 after dumping United Democratic Front (UDF), claiming that some of people he started politics with are Cabinet ministers or in influential party positions.
As his parting shot, Ndlovu advised politicians, including President Joyce Banda and DPP acting president Professor Peter Mutharika, to be sincere in their career. Ndlovu said he would go back to school to enable him effectively run his business.
He ruled out joining any other party.