North PF plots to expel GBM

The Northern Province PF executive committee has been instructed to recommend the expulsion of former Defence Minister Geoffrey Mwamba who until now has not received any letter charging him with any offence.

Provincial secretary Everisto Chella said the committee will proceed to expel Mwamba.

But Mwamba said that he has not received any correspondence from the party and that he was ready to respond even in the shortest period of time.

Chella said the expulsion recommendation would be sustained whether or not Mwamba availed himself before the provincial executive for disciplinary hearing.

Mwamba said it was not true that he was availed with any of the letters that Chella was talking about.

Mwamba challenged the provincial executive to name the person that delivered the letter and whom they gave it to.

“I am not going to that so called meeting because I have not received any letter from them. I don’t know what charges they have leveled against me for me to respond.

“I challenge them to state when a letter was given to me and I  am not afraid to respond. I am ready to do that even at the shortest possible time. Who did they give the letters to?

However, Chella told the Daily Nation from Kasama that the party wrote a letter to the former minister on Tuesday in which he was expected to exculpate himself from all allegations against him.

He said the decision whether or not to expel him from the party will be tackled by the provincial leadership and the party’s central committee as Mwamba belonged to the party structure in Kasama.

“GBM has received both the suspension letter which we wrote to him on 14th January 2014 and the recent one where we have asked him to avail himself for disciplinary hearing before the party executive on Saturday February, 15, 2014.

“Whether he comes or not we are going ahead and we shall recommend to the Central Committee for his expulsion because GBM has been decampaigning the party here in Northern Province. He started by decampaigning the councilors, the whole party and the President. We can’t continue to have a person that is arrogant to our President,” he said.

Chella said that the party was following a directive from the party’s deputy secretary general Bridget Atanga who requested all party structures to conclude their suspensions and disciplinary charges as soon as possible.

He said the former minister had never shown any remorse for his actions and that he had continued to injure the party, a situation that was unacceptable even at the lowest party organ.

Meanwhile Chella has accused Mwamba of working with the opposition political parties with the hope of bringing the ruling party down.

He said that the opposition MMD in Kasama was proud and indicated on local radio that they were ready to work with the former minister.

He said GBM’s case was one of the cases that the party should conclude in 45 days’ time and given to the chief executive of the party.

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