By Durrell Namasani
Malawi Congress Party continues to strengthen its political position as it has welcomed Former Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Deputy National Director of Women, Hyasinta Chikaonda. She has defected to MCP and was welcomed by MCP Central Region Chairman Patrick Chilondola has officially at the party’s headquarters in Lilongwe.
Chikaonda was once a member of parliament for Dedza East from 2009 to 2014. In her speech, she said she has decided to dump DPP party because she wants to support the current leadership in transforming the country.
“I have decided to take up another challenge; I have returned to my original party. I am ready to render my full support to the current government,” she has said.
MCP central Region Chair Chilondola was excited with the defection and believes Chikaonda’s return and other people’s desire to join MCP speak volumes about the confidence they have in the party’s leadership. “When a lot of people are joining a party, the party becomes strong on the ground; so, we are happy with Chikaonda’s return,” he has said.
In the 2019 parliamentary election, Chikaonda competed in Dedza East on a DPP ticket and, together with four others, lost to independent candidate Patrick Bandawe.
Just last week , MCP also welcomed Frank Mlomo , a former legislator who defected from UTM