Acting secretary general for ruling Democratic Progresisve Party (DPP) has relayed messages from President Peter Mutharika to northern region members that they are free to leave the party if they not ready to work with Regional Governor Kenneth Sanga.
Mphepo relayed the message at a regional party caucus held at Tourist Lodge in Mzuzu last Friday.
He was accompanied by Presidential Adviser, Hetherwick Ntaba.
The message from the president comes after DPP Campaign director Jappie Mhango recently launched a bitter attack against district governors in the northern region accusing them of orchestrating a plot to remove Sanga, saying they should back him or quit the party.
Mhango, who is also Minister of Transport and Public Works, made clear that Sanga will remain the party regional boss where one likes it or not.
“Sanga will remain regional governor for the north,” said Mhango.
Mhango is leading one faction backing Sanga which now has the support of President Mutharika.
While another faction against Sanga has Minister of Home Affairs Grace Chiumia, deputy minister Vincent Ghambi and Mzuzu City MP Leonard Njikho.
Sanga said he has been meeting some of the district governors and is “quite frankly moved by the strength of their appeal to have me continue serving on the post and I said on that basis I will continue”.
Among the district governors who appended their signatures to a letter dated December 7, 2016 baying for Sanga’s head include Robert Mkandawire who is governor for Mzimba Hora, Stanly Mtonga who governs Mzimba District, Kachipapa Mwenda from Rumphi District and Likoma governor, Peter Ndalama .
Sanga is also accused of collecting money from Malawians of Asian origin and other businessmen in the name of Mutharika, ministers and ruling party using some people whose names have been concealed.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :