Bintony Kutsaira dumps DPP
Lilongwe Msinja North Member of Parliament Bintony Kutsaira has dumped the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) to join the independent benches in Parliament.
Kutsaira, who served as minister of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining during the DPP regime under Peter Mutharika, confirmed the development to The Daily Times but did not mention reasons for the decision.
He has since written the Speaker of Parliament requesting that he be allocated a seat on the benches of independent legislators.
“I wish to advise that I have resigned as a Member of the Democratic Progressive Party with immediate effect. I will now represent my constituency as an independent candidate,” reads part of the communication.
Reacting to the development, DPP spokesperson Brown Mpinganjira said any party’s membership is voluntary; as such, Kutsaira was at liberty to leave the party.
“Membership of the party is voluntary. When the going is good you come and join; when you think the going is tough you quit,” Mpinganjira said.
Kutsaira was the only DPP legislator in Lilongwe; hence his decision leaves the party with no parliamentarian in the city.
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