Opposition Patriotic Front (P.F) cadres in Lubansenshi constituency in Luwingu district have supported the suspension of the areaLazarous Chota from the party.
And PF cadres,who included ward councillors, have asked the PF provincial leadership to stop interfering in the affairs of the constituency officials as they were duly elected leaders.
Speaking on behalf of the cadres, Katopola ward councilor Frank Malama said Mr. Chota deserved to be suspended from the PF because he did not follow procedure in dissolving executive committees for Lubansenshi constituency.
Mr. Malama charged that it was wrong for the MP and some Provincial PF officials to gang up and hold illegal elections without the blessings of the PF national leadership.
He described the outcome of Lubansenshi constituency as not being credible because most of the wards in the area were not represented and a quorum required to hold constituency elections was not formed.
Mr. Malama has since appealed to PF secretary general Wynter Kabimba to urgently intervene in the matter before it gets out of hand.
He further warned that the opposition risk being embroiled in protracted wrangles if the current impasse regarding the illegal dissolution of the PF Lubansenshi constituency committee was not resolved quickly.
Meanwhile, Luwingu district PF chairman Kapambwe Nkole has confirmed receiving the letter of suspension of Lubansenshi MP Lazarous Chota from the party.
Mr. Nkole told ZANIS that his executive would soon meet to discuss matter.
He however refused to give further details on Mr. Chota’s suspension from the PF and referred all queries to the party secretariat in Lusaka.
Efforts to get a comment PF secretary general Wynter Kabimba proved futile.
Yesterday, PF Lubansenshi constituency secretary Ivor Shilamba announced the suspension of area MP Lazarous Chota from thefor alleged gross misconduct.