The newly appointed northern region provincial chairperson for Malawi’s ex ruling People’s Party (PP) Sherbone Mchizi has condemned the behavior of hatred and jealousy on the part of some party members in the region saying they are roots of the party’s decline.
He made the remarks recently at Anglican hall in Mzuzu city where some members of the party gathered to share ideas on how they can help the party move forward in preparation for the 2019 tripartite elections.
Mchizi reminded his subjects that unity is the beginning of strengthening the party but divisions which come due to jealousy are a gateway to the decline of the party.
“Let’s stop hating each other because of unnecessary jealousy. This is the time to build our party and not dividing,” he said.
Mchizi replaced the controversial Mzomera Ngwira who was recently fired by the party’s national executive committee (NEC) on disciplinary grounds.
However, his appointment attracted some antagonism from some party members including from the provincial secretary for the party in the north, Cliff Nthakomwa.
They claim that Mchizi is not worth the position because he is a failure in leadership tasks as evidenced by how he failed to handle issues in his constituency in Mzimba.
“Mchizi cannot manage the post he has been given, we know him properly. He failed to manage his constituency in Mzimba so how can he manage being a provincial chair for the north?” queried Nthakomwa.
It is not clear as to whether there will be unity as pleaded by Mchizi because still more there are some visible traits of divisions in the party.
The function in Mzuzu attracted party followers from across the northern region who emphatically claimed that they will forever be loyal to Madam Joyce Banda and PP.