The internal squabbles within Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and its controversial Mulanje South Parliamentarian Bon Kalindo has taken new twist as the comedian has resigned from the party that ushered him into Parliament, we can reveal.
Kalindo popularly known as Winiko said he has resigned as DPP’s deputy publicity secretary days after he was summoned by the party over the continued public spat with fellow top party executive members after he staged a half-naked demonstrations in Lilongwe weeks ago.
“I have now stepped down as the DPP deputy spokesperson but I still remain the party’s member. The reasons behind are person,” said Kalindo.
However, sources close to the comedian have revealed that he has completely resigned from the party and does not want to be associated with the political grouping whose youth cadets have been baying for his head.
Kalindo is said to be focusing on his new phase in life as a human rights activist, a decision which was forced him by the party.
“What happened was that during the meeting, Kalindo was asked to choose one thing between a party’s deputy spokesperson and activist but he opted to be activist and he stepped-down,”disclosed the source.
Kalindo said he “voluntarily” told the disciplinary committee about his desire to relinquish his position as deputy publicity secretary.
“In principle, the committee agreed but said my resignation is subject to confirmation by President Peter Mutharika who is the leader of the party,” said Kalindo.
DPP officials attacked Kalindo for organizing his half-naked protests against the killings and abductions of people with albinism, and was recently chased from President Peter Mutharika’s rally at Limbuli in Mulanje district.