LILONGWE (Malawi NewsNow)- Former Malawi Vice President Cassim Chilumpha has formed a new political party which is being called the People’s Assembly for Democracy and Development (PADD).
Chilumpha said his party will be unique because it will bring development and democracy to all corners of the country unlike other parties which have concentrated to one region only.
“Through our party, genuine democracy and development will be enjoyed by all the people and in all three regions of north, central and south of the country,” he told reporters in the capital Lilongwe on Thursday.
Chilumpha a lawyer by profession said his party has also proposed to reform the political system, institute gender equality, economic stability and fair distribution of wealth among others.
Chilumpha became Vice President in the Bingu Wa Mutharika administration in 2004 under United Democratic Front (UDF) ticket.
Two years later he was arrested over allegations of plotting to assassinate late President Mutharika, an accusation he denied. This was after Mutharika dumped UDF and formed DPP . Chilumpha remained in UDF.
Chilumpha was appointed minister in Joyce Banda administration in 2012 and later became vice president of People’s Party before he resigned.