NKOLE MULAMBIA, Ndola
THE Patriotic Front (PF) party in Ndola has suspended publicity secretary Benjamin Chitondo and his deputy Moses Zulu for issuing disparaging remarks to the media and protesting against Copperbelt Minister Bowman Lusambo.
Acting district chairperson Richard Kalasa said at a media briefing in Ndola yesterday that the two party officials have been suspended for alleged misconduct.
They have been asked to exculpate themselves and show cause why they should not be expelled.
“The two party officials have been suspended for issuing incorrect information to the media. It is also alleged that they were behind the staged protest at Ndola civic centre against Copperbelt Minister Bowman Lusambo on June 9, 2017,” he said.
Mr Kalasa said the party has since instituted investigations into the allegations.
He appealed to party members in the district to observe discipline and ensure the party fulfils its campaign promises.
Last week, PF Copperbelt Province chairman Stephen Kainga called for disciplinary action against two senior party officials for allegedly uttering false statements against Vice-President Inonge Wina, and unwarranted behaviour against Mr Lusambo.
Mr Chitondo is accused of uttering false statements against Mrs Wina.
Ndola district chairman Stanslous Kazembe was accused of condoning the behaviour exhibited by district officials, and youths last week.
Mr Kainga said the party is disappointed with the behaviour of party officials hence the call for disciplinary action to be taken against them.
He said the vice-president did not utter any statements instructing Ndola City Council to give pieces of land to 28 wards in the district for raising funds for party mobilisation as purported by Mr Chitondo.