Legislator for Mzimba Luwerezi Deliwe Ngoma – formerly independent but now member of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) – has proven herself to be a cancer that sooner than later will bring down the ruling party’s structures in the constituency to shambles if her recent doings are anything to go by.
The MP, Nyasa Times has learnt, is currently replacing old constituency leaders with her chosen lot, without consent from the party’s central consecutive.
By principle, the posts that Ngoma is currently tampering with are supposed to be voted for at an indaba – according to the DPP constitution.
Nyasa Times has learnt that the parliamentarian no longer recognises and has replaced Hastings Nyirenda (Constituency Governer), Angella Namaona (Constituency Chairlady), Joseph Shaba (Director of Youth), Aaron Zomba (Organising Secretary), Victoria Mhango (Secretary), Brian Ndhlovu (Director of Research), Zingiziwa Kaunda (Deputy District Governor) and Racheal Mvula (District Chairlady).
Hastings Nyirenda told Nyasa Times in an interview that they “need central executive intervention.”
Earlier this year, Nyirenda’s committee approached DPP regional governor (North) Kenneth Sanga who promised to visit the constituency to sort out the issue but did not go.
“The regional office has not helped. We now want to take advantage of the President’s visit to have the issue sorted out by the central executive,” said Nyirenda.
Last Saturday Ngoma is said to have grabbed party cloth meant for distribution by Nyirenda’s committee, arguing they were “not” a bonafide committee. She introduced her own committee at the same function which mostly is composed of those that praise her.
Ngoma replaced Bofomo Nyirenda of the People’s Party (PP) during the May 2014 tripartite elections.