Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) returnee Christopher Mzomera Ngwira has accused the opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) of sidelining and mistreating its legislators in the North.
Mzomera, who rejoined the ruling party in July after five years, made the remarks during a rally at Tonthobere in Mzimba on Sunday.
But Karonga Nyungwe and Mzimba Solola parliamentarians Richard Msowoya and Jacobs Hara respectively hit out at the former Peoples Party provincial governor to mind problems rocking DPP.
Msowoya, the MCP vice-president and Speaker of Parliament, said: “Mzomera Ngwira is better placed talking about what DPP will do for Malawians than focusing on Honourable Hara and I and our party agenda. MCP is growing everyday in the North and the trend will continue.”
Ngwira said if given a position in DPP, he would campaign against MCP ahead of 2019 Tripartite Elections.
He said: “I hear MCP saying they will get many votes from the North. Over my dead body! I will go everywhere in the region to remind people of the atrocities MCP committed during its time in power.
“They say they don’t want Msowoya anymore because he is from the North. All influential positions in MCP are shared among those from Central Region. Hara, a very intelligent young man, has no single position.”
Ngwira said DPP will win 2019 polls despite slumping in last week’s by-elections in which MCP won five out of six positions.
Hara clarified that he was still MCP shadow minister of lands, spokesperson on transport and engineering as well as director of research.
MCP spokesperson Eisenhower Mkaka described Mzomera’s assertions as “nepotistic”.