The United Party for National Development (UPND) youths in Western province are up in arms against party president, Hakainde Hichilema (HH) for dissolving its executive committee.
The youths are demanding that Hichilema should reverse his decision within 48 hours or risk destroying the party.
They are blaming Hichilema for failing to reverse what they described as the ‘illegal’ dissolution of the executive committee.
Youth chairperson, Mbangu Mbangu, said the dissolution was illegal because elections were supposed to start from the lower structures.
“I was shot in Mulobezi and still have some bullets inside me, I have been in prison all because of UPND,” he said.
Meanwhile, provincial vice youth chairman for politics, Boyd Muyotwa, said all the 19 constituencies had agreed to melt the party in the province if the dissolution was not rescinded.
The dissolution of the executive committee came following a string of electoral losses in Western Province.
The party appointed Nkeyema Member of Parliament Kapelwa Mbangweta, as interim Chairman for the Province until elections are held.
UPND Chairman for Elections Garry Nkombo, during a media briefing, said that Njamba Musanja, who was Provincial Chairman was replaced with Nkeyema Member of Parliament Kapelwa Mbangweta, while Mbangu Mbangu who was Provincial Youth Chairman was replaced by Sesheke Member of Parliament Romeo Kangombe among other changes.