The opposition mayors from a Nicaraguan province bordering Honduras on Monday demanded the expulsion of ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya from the country, saying he caused social and commercial instability in the region.
The mayors from Nueva Segovia province belong to the Constitutionalist Liberal Party, headed by former Nicaraguan President Arnoldo Aleman, who also urged Zelaya's departure.
They said Zelaya's so-called Pacific Resistance Army has been infiltrated by gangsters who are causing social insecurity in the area.
These gang members blocked the trade transit and robbed residents there. "There is not any kind of control of the people who enter Nicaraguan territory by blind points. The authorities do not request them any kind of identification," added the mayors.
The mayors called on the authorities to take measures to restore order in the border area.
Reports from Nicaragua's Capital of Managua said Zelaya left Ocotal, 26km to the border with Honduras, for Managua on Saturday and intended to go to Mexico from there. Meanwhile, hundreds of his followers remained in Ocotal, waiting for Zalaya's instructions to return to Honduras.