MMD gives Mbala MP 21 days ultimatum to report to PEC or face expulsion

Nevers Mumba
Nevers Mumba

The opposition Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) in Northern Province has accused Mbala Member of Parliament Mwalumu Simfukwe of neglecting his constituency.

MMD Information Publicity Secretary Cephas Bwalya said the party is concerned with Mr Simfukwe’s absence as has not visited his constituency in a long time.

In a press release to ZANIS in Kasama today, Mr Bwalya said the party has received a lot of complaints from the people of Mbala on the non-availability of their elected representative to address their needs.

He stated that despite the MMD Provincial Executive Committee (PEC) making follow ups on the absence of the law maker, no favourable response has been gotten.

Mr Bwalya has since warned party members especially serving MPs not to take the MMD for granted just because it was in the opposition.

He has since appealed to the people of Mbala to keep calm as the leadership was addressing the matter.

He has also called on party members to begin preparations for the 2016 general elections.

Mr Bwalya has since given Mr Simfukwe 21 days in which to address the issue failure to which the provincial leadership will recommend for his expulsion on grounds of failing to perform party duties.

Efforts to get a comment from Mr Simfukwe proved futile as his mobile phone went unanswered.

The ruling PF petitioned the Mbala Central seat two years ago and the matter is still awaiting determination before the High Court.