Lusaka, July 23, ZANIS—President Edgar Lungu says Kasama Central Member of Parliament (MP) Geoffrey Mwamba no longer represents the Patriotic Front (PF) in Parliament after he joined the opposition United Party for National Development (UPND).
Speaking to the media before his departure for Uganda for a state visit this morning, President Lungu said the Zambian constitution is very clear about Members of Parliament who cross the floor.
He however said he will allow lawyers and the Speaker of the National Assembly, Patrick Matibini to guide the nation on the matter.
The President wished Mr. Mwamba and the UPND well saying the country’s democracy needs a strong opposition.
Meanwhile, President Lungu has said his visit to Uganda is aimed at reviving the two countries’ bilateral relations.
He said the meeting with President Yoweri Museveni is a follow up on various engagements.
The President is accompanied to Uganda his Special Assistant for Press and Public Relations Amos Chanda, Bwana Mkubwa Member of Parliament Emmanuel Chenda and his Special Assistant for Political Affairs Kaiser Zulu.
And President Edgar Lungu has arrived in Uganda for a two-day state visit.
ZANIS Staffer Henry Himoonde reports from Kampala that President Lungu arrived at Entebbe international airport aboard the presidential challenger plane at 15:55 hours local time.
President Lungu was welcomed at the airport by Ugandan acting Foreign Affairs Minister Oryem Okello, his Zambian counterpart Harry Kalaba and Tourism Minister Jean Kapata.
The President is accompanied by his Special Assistant for Press and Public Relations Amos Chanda, Patriotic Front (PF) national treasurer and Bwana Mkubwa Member of Parliament Emmanuel Chenda and Special Assistant for Political Affairs Kaiser Zulu.
President Lungu also inspected a guard of honour mounted in his honour at State House in Entebbe and later received a 21 gun salute.
The President is this evening expected to attend a state banquet hosted by Uganda President Yoweri Museveni.
President Lungu will tomorrow hold bilateral talks with Mr. Museveni after which he will tour a chemical manufacturing factory in Kampala city.
He is expected to fly back to Zambia on Saturday morning.