President Michael Chilufya Sata has appealed to Members of Parliament (MPs) to support the candidature of Judge Patrick Matibini whom the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) is floating as Speaker of the National Assembly.
The President has also called on MPs to support Lundazi MMD MP Hon. Mkhondo Lungu as Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly.
President Sata says the PF has fully endorsed Judge Matibini’s candidature as Speaker, Hon. Lungu as Deputy Speaker and any candidate the opposition MMD will propose as Chairperson of Committees.
“Parliament needs impeccable leadership. And, above all, a person with vast legal knowledge to preside over its affairs,” says President Sata.
MPs are this Thursday, October 6, 2011 expected to elect the new Speaker, Deputy Speaker and Chairperson of Committees.