The MMD in Kasama District want the party National Executive, NEC,to expel former Finance and National Planning Minister, Ng’andu Magande, from party immediately.
MMD Kasama Central Constituency Chairperson, Nathan Ilunga, said the party in the District was in full support of the petition by MMD youths in Lusaka calling for the expulsion of Mr. Magande from the party for alleged indiscipline.
The MMD youths in Lusaka are demanding that Mr Magande be disciplined for aligning himself with individuals, who were issuing disparaging remarks against the party and its leadership.
Mr. Ilunga said expelling Mr Magande from the party would help facilitate investigations of his alleged involvement in the financial scandal at the defunct Zambian Airways.
Mr Ilunga accused Mr Magande, who is also Chilanga MP of not being a genuine member of the ruling party.
The party in the district also accused Mr Magande of habouring anger after President, Rupiah Banda, defeated him for the position of MMD presidential candidate last year.
He vowed that the MMD in Kasama will continue to rally behind President Banda’s leadership so that he could instill discipline in the ruling party.
Mr. Ilunga has since urged President Banda to deal firmly with MMD officials who were exhibiting insolence to the ideals of the party.
Yesterday, MMD National Secretary Dr. Katele Kalumba revealed that the NEC received a petition from MMD youths in Lusaka, calling for the expulsion of Mr Magande over his alleged involvement in the Zambian Airways saga.
Recently, the MMD expelled Katuba Member of Parliament, Jonas Shakasufwa, and Mpulungu MP, Lameck Chibombamilimo, from the ruling for alleged gross misconduct.