Ruling Patriotic Front Secretary General Edgar Lungu says the ruling party will consider the views of people of Mufumbwe constituency before taking a position regarding the fate of party area Member of Parliament Steven Masumba.
Mr. Lungu says his party has however take note of the various opinions that have been made on whether Mr. Masumba should step down or exhaust all the processes of the law after the High Court upheld his one year imprisonment sentence that was meted out by the Magistrate Court for being in possession of a fraudulently obtained accounting Diploma.
Mr. Lungu, who is also Justice and Defense Minister, says it is these opinions that the ruling party is also going add to the views of the people of Mufumbwe before giving direction on the issue of Mr. Masumba.
He says much as the ruling party is affected it does not want to hasten in making any decision over Mr. Masumba’s predicament as it is also his personal decision whether to resign or exhaust all the processes of law.
Mr. Lungu says his party will not be swayed by only voice in giving direction on how it proceeds on this matter as it wants to evaluate all the opinion and determine what will the best interest of the people of Mufumbwe.
Asked whether the ruling party is not concerned that the people of Mufumbwe are currently not being represented owing to Mr. Masumba’s conviction, the PF Secretary has told Qfm news that the ruling party is concerned.
He says what is however important is what the people of Mufumbwe themselves are saying about the Member of Parliament.
Mr. Lungu says the people of Mufumbwe are concerned about their Member of Parliament and they have indicated that they do not want Mr. Masumba to make a haste decision.
( Sunday 05th October 2014 )