A looming leadership disaster is looming in the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) northern region executive with party followers barking for the step-down of the office bearers, Nyasa Times has learnt.
Among the reasons, the supporters – especially youths – claim that the leaders lack commitment and visions since most of them are “disgruntled party members.”
Nyasa Times has established that since the party won the May 2014 tripartite elections, the committee has not convened even a single meeting.
They have since asked the national executive committee to move in on the matter, suggesting early polls.
“They are not doing anything. We need to elect new office bearers,” said one of the supporters.
The supporters asked senior DPP officials from the north – Jappie Mhango and Goodall Gondwe – to ask President Peter Mutharika to call for polls in the region.
DPP publicist Francis Kasaila said it is “only the president who can call for the polls.”
He added: “Otherwise, it is not possible for the party to bow down to their [the supporters’] demands.”