KABWE Central PF member of parliament Tutwa Ngulube says he is a loyal member of the ruling party and that speaking his mind does not mean that he is undisciplined.
And PF Kabwe district chairman Richard Bango says the Central Province leadership did not at any time discuss the expulsion of Ngulube from the party.
It was reported that the Central Province Patriotic Front Committee had recommended to the central committee that Ngulube be expelled for indiscipline.
It was further said that the Central Province leadership accused Ngulube of bringing the name of the party into disrepute.
But Ngulube said everything regarding his alleged expulsion from the party was happening behind his back.
He further said the party would not grow if leaders and members kept kicking out all those they did not like and those that spoke their mind.
“Everything, as you might have noticed, is happening behind my back. I am not aware of what is happening; I just keep hearing from people that there is this process going on. It’s very difficult for me to even know where we are,” Ngulube said. “What I can say is that we are being too prejudicial. We are too much into judging each other and resurfacing old differences. As far as I am concerned, we cannot grow this party by kicking out all those we don’t like. As far as I am concerned, I am a loyal member of PF. I am a loyal member of the party despite the fact that I speak my mind. I don’t think that amounts to indiscipline or whatever they are saying.”
He said he had nothing to fear for speaking out on whatever wrong was going on in the Patriotic Front.
“For me, I don’t think there is anything I should fear. Whatever comes, we will get it the way it comes. I am now tired of rumours and rumour mongering. All I can say is that whoever is handling those processes should be transparent so that we know. You do not conduct disciplinary proceedings in the dark. I am Kabwe Central member of parliament but why would they go and have a meeting in Mwembeshi? That shows that there is something wrong with what is going on,” said Ngulube.
And Bango said his executive had no power to expel anyone as the mandate was bestowed on the members of the central committee.
He explained that no meeting was held to discuss Ngulube’s alleged expulsion.
“No, nothing like that, we didn’t even discuss anything to do with expulsions. We didn’t discuss anything to do with the expulsion of anyone in the party. I can confirm that we didn’t discuss that; we don’t have powers to expel people. The people who have powers are the National Executive Committee, that’s the MCC; we don’t have powers to expel anyone from the party. I have not talked to anyone from any media organisation. We did not expel anyone from the party,” said Bango.