The ruling Democratic Progressives Party (DPP) is worried about the recent performance and conduct of its Capital City Mayor Demond Bikoko whose political rating has taken a knock ahead of 2019 polls.
Formerly a Malawi Congress Party (MCP) Councillor, Bikoko switched sides after being made Mayor by the council.
However, his portfolio has been riddled with intermittent show performance where his conduct and attitude towards the staff and management of the Lilongwe City Council has been outrageous.
“I wish he slowed down abit, he needs to hold himself up,” Rachel Magwaya a DPP Blue League member wrote on Facebook.
Another youth described the fiasco stirred by the youthful Mayor as a sign that “sometimes responsibility avails itself before we young one get matured.”
On the top level, the National Governing Council of the party is worried too.
Bikoko, meanwhile, postures himself to represent the DPP in Zomba Malosa Constituency next year’s elections.
He has to beat two other contestants in DPP Primaries and face the son of former President Joyce Banda, Roy Kachale on the ballot.
“We anticipate that he (Bikoko) has time to recover the lost public appeal. Let’s see when we get there,” worried a senior placed NGC member.