Opposition MMD expels three of its MPs in Northern Province
Kasama , January 14th, 2015, ZANIS — THE MMD in Northern Province has called for the immediate expulsion of three Members of Parliament from the province for supporting the opposition.
Provincial Information and Publicity Secretary Cephas Bwalya said in a statement today that the decision was arrived at following a meeting of the provincial executive committee (PEC) held on 10th January at Green Village lodge in Kasama.
He said during the meeting, the provincial committee recommended to their National Executive Committee (NEC) for the immediate expulsion of Lunte MP Felix Mutati, Mbala MP Mwalimu Simfukwe and their Senga Hill counterpart Kapembwa Simbao.
Mr. Bwalya said the three MPs has betrayed the party by supporting and campaigning for the opposition instead of the MMD – a party which sponsored them to the national assembly.
He said PEC felt that the trio had rendered themselves useless and irrelevant to the interests of the party because their actions meant that they never truly supported the leadership of Dr Nevers Mumba since he was elected MMD leader.
He added that Northern Province was solidly behind Dr Nevers Mumba’s intention to write to the Speaker of National Assembly to declare the three parliamentary seats vacant.
Mr. Bwalya further said that such kind of leaders had no space under the ‘New Hope’ MMD.
He said the revolution for genuine leadership had ignited in the nation, adding that the people of Zambia were not going to condone mediocre leaders.