Mzimba South legislator Makwenda Chunga has resigned as People’s Party (PP) provincial governor for the North, less than a year after being appointed into office.
The legislator said in an interview yesterday he would like to concentrate on his constituents and not the party ahead of the 2019 elections.
However, Chunga said he will remain a PP member and continue to serve the party.
He said: “I want to concentrate on the people who voted for me and not the party, but I am still a PP member of Parliament. I am not the first to resign from a position and serve as a [mere] member. Remember Harry Mkandawire resigned as vice-president for the party? I still love the party and its leadership.”
Chunga competed as an independent candidate in the 2009 parliamentary election for Mzimba South after he failed to make it in DPP by-elections. He got to Parliament in 2014 on the PP ticket.
But PP spokesperson Noah Chimpeni said he was not aware of Chunga’s resignation, referring The Nation to party secretary general Ibrahim Matola who did not pick up calls after several attempts. n