GBM suspended, given 7 days to exculpate himself
By Staff Reporter
OPPOSITION United Party for National Development has passed a vote of no confidence against its vice-president, Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba for gross misconduct.
And Foundation for Democratic Process FODEP has advised the UPND to address their differences internally instead of rushing to the media.
UPND national chairperson Mutale Nalumango announced that the National Management Committee has further asked Mwamba to exculpate himself within seven days in which period he remained suspended.
Nalumango said during the suspension Mwamba would not be allowed to perform any party functions.
“This follows a resolution by the party’s highest decision-making organ, which resolved to pass a vote of no confidence against Mwamba,” she said
And Nalumango said the party has passed a vote of no confidence against its vice-president, Dr Mwamba in accordance with article (71) of the UPND Constitution.
“The vote of no confidence against Dr Mwamba polled 75 of the secret vote, while those for Dr Mwamba polled Zero. The UPND party Constitution states that the Vice President, National Chairman, Secretary General and Treasurer General may be disciplined by a two-thirds secret ballot vote of no confidence passed by the National Management Committee (NMC),” she explained.
Meanwhile, FODEP executive director Chimfwembe Mwenge regretted that the opposition UPND had decided to engage the media on things they can sort out within the party.
Mwenge said as the largest opposition political party, the UPND was supposed to provide a good platform to resolve intra party issues.
Mwenge said that there was also need for National Democratic Congress to demonstrate to Zambians that they are able to address there issuses internally with their procedures.
He said there seemed to be no laid down procedures and consultations within the party as exhibited by the conflicts between Chishimba Kambwili and Mwenya Musenge.