Vocal People’s Party (PP) publicity secretary Ken Msonda has resigned from his position and withdrawn his membership from the former ruling party, saying he wants to concentrate on his spiritual life.
Msonda, who joined PP in 2012, also said he was taking a rest from active politics to spend more time with his family as he seeks God’s guidance on his future political career.
“After much reflection, prayer, and consulting immediate family members for guidance, I regret to inform you that I have resigned as People’s Party member with immediate effect.
“I am taking a rest from active politics [to] reflect on my spiritual life; spend more time with my family as I seek God’s guidance on my political career,” said Msonda in his resignation letter dated September 14, 2016.
His resignation letter has been forwarded to the party’s secretary general Ibrahim Matola and copied to founder and president Joyce Banda, acting president Uladi Mussa and administrative secretary Joseph Chikwemba.
When contacted, Msonda declined to comment further, saying: “I have no further comment at the moment until [at an] appropriate time when I shall call for a press briefing to give reasons and my way forward.”
However, writing on his Facebook page, Msonda said the break was part of his 2019 political strategy as he eyes to contest as a parliamentarian in Rumphi East.
Reacting to the news, Mussa said much as he was yet to receive the resignation letter, Msonda has personal freedom to leave a party and join any of his choice.
He said: “I am just hearing about his resignation, but personally I have not received any official communication. But there is no problem if he has indeed resigned because as an individual, he has personal freedom to do so. He joined PP after leaving another party so there is no problem doing the same.”