New Revolution Party (NRP) president Cosmo Mumba has given former republican president Rupiah Banda a 48 hour ultimatum in which to unreservedly apologize to President Michael Sata and the Zambian people or risk the wrath of the party.
And in a turn of events, the NRP has with immediate effect removed its second vice president Charles Mwelwa for allegedly bring the name of the party and its top leadership in disrepute following his incessant attacks in the private media.
ZANIS reports that Dr. Mumba has since challenged Mr. Banda to come to terms with his electoral defeat and behave in a manner that befits the status of a former Head of State.
He wondered why the former Head of State issued an apology on behalf of Zambians to former US president George W. Bush when the later did not demand for one.
The opposition leaders urged Mr. Banda to honorably retire from active politics and enjoy his retirement benefits peacefully.
Dr. Mumba explained that his party is demanding a retraction of Mr. Banda’s apology to Mr. Bush and should instead apology to President Sata in person.
And Dr. Mumba has disclosed that his party has removed its second vice president Charles Mwelwa from the position and the National Executive Committee (NEC) for alleged gross misconduct.
Mr. Mwelwa last month contested the party presidency which he lost to Dr. Mumba and was incorporated in the party as a second vice president.
Dr. Mumba explained that the party decided to remove Mr. Mwelwa following his continued incessant attacks on the party leadership in a named tabloid.
He further explained that Mr. Mwelwa is now an ordinary member of the party and wished him well in his future political endeavours.