THE Patriotic Front has suspended Chililabombwe deputy mayor Gift Musukwa for refusing to be loyal to area member of parliament Richard Musukwa.
Gift is Mumba ward councillor in Chililabombwe.
Gift has pledged his loyalty to the party and not any individual member of parliament.
This is according to a suspension letter signed by Chililabombwe Constituency PF chairman Thomas Kabanda.
“Following your letter dated 15 November 2019 in which you exculpated yourself in the said allegations by the constituency, we as constituency committee still feel to say you are not remorseful in your exculpation. You still maintained your words to say you are only loyal to the party and not to Hon member of Central… The MP is PF and was adopted by the PF party so every [well-meaning] member more especially you being the deputy mayor has to be loyal to the incumbent MP,” stated Kabanda. “Henceforth, as a constituency committee we have decided to suspend you as councillor for three months effective Monday 25 November 2019.”
Earlier, Gift had vowed to remain a loyal member of the PF and not to individuals, including members of parliament.
To the party leadership however, this seemed like an act of rebellion and ordered him to exculpate himself before the disciplinary committee.
Gift will therefore not attend any meeting at the council during the period of suspension.
The PF in Chililabombwe has failed to recover from intraparty polls which were conducted earlier this year.