The Patriotic Front (PF) has distanced itself from claims being made by embattled Chongwe Member of Parliament (MP) Sylvia Masebo that she has been suspend from the party.
PF secretary general Davies Chama said he was surprised to read in a newspaper that Ms. Masebo was suspended from the ruling party.
Speaking to journalists shortly after President Edgar Lungu left Lusaka for Chipata at City airport this morning, Mr. Chama explained to journalists that the party only wrote a letter to Ms. Masebo asking her to exculpate herself.
Mr. Chama said the party was shocked to read in the press that Ms. Masebo was claiming to have been suspended from the party.
He further explained that the party was waiting for an exculpatory letter from the Chongwe PF lawmaker.
He said any failure by Ms. Masebo to produce an exculpatory letter will result in her matter being reported to the disciplinary committee of the party where it will be determined.
And the PF secretary general has disclosed that Kasama central MP Geoffrey Mwamba has also been saved with an exculpatory letter.
Mr. Chama noted that the party was waiting for a response from the Kasama central law maker.
Meanwhile, Mr. Chama has hinted that the party will soon hold elections to fill all the vacant position countrywide.
He told journalists that the party was not in a hurry to fill any position adding that it will soon call for elections as indicated by President Lungu.