The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) says it is not surprised with the defection of its Northern Region governor the Reverend Christopher Ngwira to Malawi’s ruling People’s Party (PP) considering that he has a court case.
Ngwira, who is also Mzimba Hora MP, is on bail. He was arrested on suspicion that he mismanaged the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) in his area.
At a news briefing in Lilongwe on Thursday, DPP claimed Ngwira’s defection was a bid to have his charges dropped.
DPP secretary general Dr. Allan Chiyembekeza said although the party regrets Ngwira’s departure, it feels cheated that the MP was not open enough to state the problems that prompted him to dump the party.
But in an interview, Ngwira laughed off DPP’s sentiments.
Said Ngwira: “Even if I am joining the PP, I will still contest to prove that I have no case. There is a big thing to my leaving which I cannot say now,” he said.