23rd May 2014
The United Party for National Development (UPND) has expelled its Sinjembela Member of Parliament Poniso Njeulu from the Party. The decision to expel Mr Njeulu was arrived at by the Party’s National Management Committee (NMC) which sat in Lusaka on Thursday 22nd May, 2014.
Mr Njeulu has been expelled for gross misconduct. The Party’s Secretary General Mr Winston Chibwe has since written a letter to the Speaker of the National Assembly to declare the Sinjembela seat vacant.
The Party has also expelled two (2) of its councillors for gross misconduct and destabilizing the party. The Councillors are Mr Evelo Chilala of Chilochabalenje Ward in Katuba Constituency and Mr Mundia Sitali of Machile Ward in Mulobezi Constituency.
In another development, the party has appointed former ministers and veteran politicians Mr. Maybin Mubanga and Bernard Mpundu to its National Management Committee. Luapula Province Chairman Rev. Betlem Choonde and Northern Province Chairman Mr Danswell Kunda have also been moved to the National Management Committee to take up other positions.