Youths from the opposition MMD on the Copperbelt have passed a vote of no confidence in party president Nevers Mumba.
The youths are calling for an emergency extra ordinary convention where a new party leader can be elected.
MMD Copperbelt Provincial Youth Information and Publicity Secretary James Phiri has accused the Nevers Mumba led executive of allegedly failing members.
This is contained in press statement made available to ZNBC News in Kitwe.
Mr Phiri says that the MMD risks going into oblivion if leadership is not changed.
He says the MMD needs a visionary leader who can offer formidable checks and balance to the Government of the day.
The MMD youths through their spokesperson have accused Dr. Mumba of showing signs of political fatigue adding that its time he left the former governing party.
But MMD spokesperson Rahpeal Nakachinda has disowned the party’s Copperbelt Youth Information and Publicity Secretary James Phiri.
Mr Nakachinda has told Znbc News in a telephone interview in Kitwe that Mr. Phiri allegedly defected from the MMD and as such he has no right to comment on matters in the MMD.
Last Thursday, MMD Mufulira District Chairman Joshua Mulenga resigned from the MMD saying the party has allegedly lost direction.
The entire Mufulira District MMD executive committee in Mufulira also passed a vote of no confidence in the leadership of Dr. Nevers Mumba.
And MMD Youth Secretary Bowman Lusambo has appealed to African leaders to focus on developing Africa and uniting the continent as they commemorate Africa Freedom Day this year.
He says in the spirit of unity, there is need for Africans not to look at people from other African countries as foreigners because of a difference in languages or skin colour.
Mr. Lusambo has observed that President Edgar Lungu is on the right track in sharing the national cake for all to benefit which most African leaders should do.
Meanwhile Mr. Lusambo has appealed to the Ministry of Education to make one of the Universities under construction in Muchinga Province to exclusively focus on Science and Mathematics.
He says a research done has shown that the country is lacking human resource in the fields of Science and Technology which are critical for economic development.
Mr. Lusambo has observed that Japan has been awarding scholarships to Zambians but most of them fail to qualify because of a deficiency in Science and Mathematics.