The Citizen (Dar es Salaam) Frank Aman 13 November 2011 [HR][/HR] Recent media reports said that some NCCR-Mageuzxi NEC members had accused their chairman of poor leadership and asked him to step down.The reports indicated that Mr Mbatia defended himself during the meeting, but he was given 21 days to come up with convincing reasons why he should retain his post.Dar es Salaam - The NCCR-Mageuzi has refuted reports that its national chairman, Mr James Mbatia, was given 21 days by the party's National Executive Council to defend himself against mismanagement allegations. But the opposition party secretary general, Mr Samuel Ruhuza, said yesterday that the meeting held on November 5, this year did not discuss what is termed as allegations against Mr Mbatia. Addressing a press conference at party headquarters in Dar es Salaam, Mr Ruhuza also refuted reports that the party draws Sh130-million subsidy each month."These reports are not true and it's obvious that such information aims at tarnishing our party image. Treasury is usually giving the subsidy through the office of the Registrar of Political Parties. And if anyone wants to know the amount should ask the Registrar instead of speculating," he added. Mr Ruhuza said those who are blaming Mr Mbaria for losing the Kawe parliamentary seat race should take note that he has filed a case against the results, in which Halima Mdee (Chadema) won the seat.