Peoples Party (PP) provisional chairman for the north, Reverend Christopher Mzomela Ngwira has called for a referendum vote to give the people of Northern Region a chance to prove they are supporting the idea of having the northern region as a federal state.
A pressure group was recently formed in Mzimba Led by Dr. Bina Shaba to run the movement of North Malawi.
Rev. Ngwira claimed on Sunday through Zodiak Radio’s famous Tiuzeni Zoona interview programm that the majority of northerners are behind the idea of federalism hence the need to give them a chance of bringing out their voices through a referendum.
“I know what I am talking about and I am not out of my mind. Out of every hundred people only two or three cannot buy the idea,” claimed Ngwira.
He cited an example of Scotland among other countries where the Federal system of government started after being championed by few individuals the way things have started in Malawi.
The former Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) member has claimed that he is currently receiving death threats on his stand but has vowed to soldier on.
Ngwira claim that others are warning him that he will be arrested for treason charges.
According to Rev Ngwira, people of the northern region deserve a lot as they have always been in the forefront in bringing change in the country.
He mentioned the name of the late Chakufwa Chihana who until his death was president of Alliance for Democracy AFORD) who played a major role in bringing multiparty democracy but he is yet to be honoured.
The outspoken Reverend has however turned down assertions that he is looking for a position from President Arthur Peter Mutharika.
“I don’t want any ministerial position but what I want is development in the northern region. We have been sidelined for the past 50 years and we want change” he said.
“We are fighting for the next generation and we want us people from the northern region to be respected” he said.
Recently, President Mutharika dodged to comment much on the call for federalism but said he believes in one nation and warned that some people just want to break Malawi.
“Let me reiterate my belief in one nation, one Malawi. Some people want to break the country” said Mutharika at a rally held at Mzuzu upper stadium.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :