The opposition United Party for National Development-UPND has suffered a major setback after the resignation of the entire Kasama Central Constituency executive committee.
This comes amidst the wrangles that have engulfed the party in Northern Province.
Among those who have resigned include, the constituency chairperson, Abraham Mulenga and his Information and Publicity Secretary, John Sampa, Vice Youth Chairlady, Doris Chanda.
Others are Buseko Ward Chairperson, Lenard Lombe, Constituency Coordinator, Samuel Kabungo and Youth Chairperson Mathews Musonda.
They said they cannot cling to a party allegedly supporting leaders fueling confusion in the party.
Squabbles in the opposition UPND erupted last week when party officials in Northern Province resolved to remove Mr Ilunga as its provincial chairperson, but later the party Secretary General, Stephen Katuka reversed the move saying Mr Ilunga still remains the provincial chairperson.
But UPND Secretary General, Stephen Katuka has warned officials destabilizing the party at different leadership levels, that the party management will not tolerate such persons to continue to violate the constitution by frustrating the efforts of constitutional office bearers.
Mr Katuka says his office is aware of some officials who are working with the Patriotic Front (PF) to sponsor para-llel structures in the UPND.
He charges that disgruntled party officials will be disciplined if they continue to plant seeds of discord in the party.
And Mr Katuka has maintained that the Kasama District Committee, Kasama Central Management Committee, and Lukashya constituency Management Committee has been dissolved with immediate effect.
He has further dispelled social media reports suggesting that UPND Vice president Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba has been suspended.