Yaluma says will not challenge his expulsion as MCC

By Staff Reporter

RULING Patriotic Front has dropped its chairperson for Mines, Christopher Yaluma from the Central Committee for absenteeism.

And Yaluma says he will not challenge the decision to expel him from the party’s highest organ.

“There is nothing sinister about the expulsion because the party has powers to hire and fire,” he said.

Yaluma said the decision came as a relief as he had a burden of work, stressing that the move would help him mobilize the party ahead of the 2021 general elections.

He pledged to rally behind the Patriotic Front and ensure that the party got more votes in the 2021 general elections.

Yaluma stated that he remained a member of parliament and would continue to remain loyal to the party.

In a statement issued by PF Media Director, Sunday Chanda, Yaluma, who is Commerce, Trade and Industry Minister, failed to attend three seatings of the Central Committee, which the highest organ of the Party.

The Central Committee rules stipulate that being absent from three seatings is an automatic cause for removal.

In a letter to Yaluma, the Secretary General of the Patriotic Front, Davis Mwila stated, “I wish to inform you, that the Central Committee meeting held on 9th March 2019 directed that you be removed as a Member of the Central Committee and Mines Chairperson for failure to attend meetings three consecutive times”.

“As you are aware, a member of the Central Committee who misses three (03) consecutive meetings without notice automatically ceases to be a member of the Committee,” he added.

Mwila explained that a Member of the Central Committee who misses meetings 3 consecutive times without notice automatically ceases to be a member.