The United Party for National Development (UPND) in Livingstone has suspended its Vice Publicity Secretary Aggreyprey Brill for violating the party’s directive on banning of campaigns by aspirants for the 2011 parliamentary and local government elections.
UPND District Chairman George Akufuna accused Mr. Brill of trying to destabilize the party by aspiring to stand as a Member of Parliament and commencing campaigns despite a directive from the party’s national executive to desist from doing so.
This was contained in a press release made available to ZANIS in Livingstone today and jointly signed by Mr. Akufuna and the UPND District Secretary for Livingstone David Musangu.
Mr. Akufuna said his party had banned all aspirants for the 2011 parliamentary and local government elections from campaigning and holding meetings that might divide the party until the national executive sanctioned normal campaigns to start.
He said the decision to suspend Mr. Brill was also partly due to him missing three consecutive party meetings without apology and failure to abide by other party regulations despite repeated warnings.
Mr. Akufuna however, said Mr. Brill would retain his position as a party member and as councilor for Akapelwa ward.
Meanwhile, UPND District Vice Secretary Aggrey Njekwa said the decision to suspend Mr. Brill was timely and in line with efforts to bring sanity to the party, promote good morals and enhance discipline among its members.