Youth in the rauling Democratic Progressive Party DPP are calling for the resignation of their director Lois Ngalande for making his position clear against Peter Mutharika’s Candidature in 2019.
Ngalande joined voices with former first lady Callista Mutharika that the ruling DPP will only win in 2019 general elections if it fields vice president Saulos Chilima as president.
This has since created divisions in the party.
They claim that Ngalande did not consult them when coming out with his statement hence what he said was personal opinion.
The DPP youth led by presidential advisor on youth’s development Simon Vuwa Kaunda briefed Journalists in Lilongwe on Monday to make their stand clear that they are for Arthur Peter Mutharika as candidate for DPP in 2019.
Deputy youth director Mussa Daiton says they have not seen anything wrong in Mutharika leadership hence removing him is a non-starter.
“We chose Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika in 2014 and we have seen what he is capable of doing, he gave us Chilima as his running mate and they are good together.”
“Those who want Professor Mutharika to step down are just failures who want to cause havoc in the party and as for our director Ngalande he should apologise to the president or resign,” Daiton said.
Vuwa Kaunda concurred with the deputy youth director saying by making his position clear that he want Chilima to be the president for DPP, Ngalande in a away has removed himself on his position in the party.
“The youth in DPP are saying that the candidate for the presidential election in 2019 is professor Arthur Peter Mutharika, those saying that Mutharika should step down are people without substance,” said Kaunda.
Kaunda added, “Ngalande used to be our director and the youths are calling for his resignation because he is making statements without consulting the youths.”
Since the former first lady came out on her position regarding the candidature of her in-law there divisions in the ruling party as a lot of party supporters and legislatures are in agreement with Callista Mutharika.