Navicha Resigns as DPP's Deputy Chief Whip

Navicha Navicha - pic by Luka Beston

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) parliamentarian for Thyolo-Thava, Mary Navicha, has resigned as deputy chief whip in Parliament. 

Navicha has told Zodiak Online on Monday, that now that time is running out, she wants to concentrate on her political career by fulfilling campaign pledges in her constituency. 
 
"That's indeed true so that I can concentrate more on my constituency responsibility and personal business," she confirmed. 
 
The DPP legislator has since denied assertions that the move is aimed at positioning herself to a certain camp amid political infighting in the erstwhile party. 
 
Navicha said: "My resignation has nothing to do with the camps and whatsoever is happening in the party. I have not endorsed anybody until my people advice me to do so". 
 
Political scientist, Victor Chipofya says much as Navicha has a right to do that, but the timing is bad where people would obviously connect to the misunderstandings in her party. 
 
"Hon. Navicha is an individual and she has got her rights to do so as a citizen. The only thing that may do this time, is that it may give a bad picture to the public with regards to the infighting that is already there within the DPP," he said. 
 
Recently, a political whirlwind has blown in the main opposition, DPP where some top brass have endorsed the candidature of Peter Mutharika as the 2025 elections torchbearer while others are openly resisting it; calling for an elective convention. 
 
This has also seen the party firing Charles Mchacha as regional governor for the south, a move believed to be as a result of his resistance to the bid. 
 
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