THE Chimbu branch of the National Alliance party has called on national president Simon Kaiwi to resign, The National reports.
Branch president Garry Eremuge made the call yesterday following the sacking of 20 party MPs for crossing the floor to topple the Somare government on Aug 2.
"Kaiwi was supposed to sack the NA MPs who are corrupt instead of sacking those who believe in transparency and good governance."
Eremuge said Kaiwi would have no vision for the party after the elections next year.
He described the move orchestrated by Kandep MP Don Polye to cross and team up with Peter O'Neill as "in the best interest of the nation".
He said Polye was elected NA leader at the Minj party caucus meeting with the backing of the highlands, southern and New Guinea Islands regions.
"Polye has the support of the majority of the NA founding members and financial members and parliamentary wing of the party.
"He should be leading the party into the general election with a new party president replacing Kaiwi," Eremuge said.