Peoples Party (PP) Northern region Provincial Chair Rev Christopher Mzomera Ngwira has said the secession call for the north has nothing to do with the former ruling party and that.demonstrations in support for the north independence will be held soon.
Recently, Chiefs from the region called on PP president Joyce Banda to take disciplinary actions against Ngwira for campaigning for secession.
Senior Chief Kameme of Chitipa and Senior Chief Fukamapiri of Nkhata Bay made the remarks during a meeting between chiefs and Presidential advisor on unity and parliamentary affairs Symon Vuwa Kaunda.
“We wonder why the party is taking no action against Ngwira whose ideas of the north independence seems to differ with the party’s stand on the issue,” Senior Chief Kumeme.
But Ngwira said the issue is not for political parties but for the northern region.
“This issue is not for an individual but for every person who comes from the north. We know it’s a tough going and its consequences but we will face it and succeed.
“Some of these calls by the chief are not from deep down their heart but because they follow anything from the government that’s why they are saying this,” he said.
Ngwira said had it been that PP won the elections and ignored their wish, they could still demand justice.
He said they will soon announce a date for demonstrations for northern region secession.