The Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD) has expelled its Party Vice president Chifumu Banda from the party.
Mr. Banda was suspended in December awaiting final determination of his fate by the party’s disciplinary committee.
FDD National Chairperson Potipher Chungu however says if Mr. Banda is not happy with the decision he should appeal to the convention due anytime soon.
Mr. Chungu dismissed claims there is a split in the opposition party.
He said the party will not engage any members who have not shown commitment to the Party’s values.
Mr. Chungu has also confirmed that the party has mobilised resources required for the convention which will be held on a date to be announced.
He was speaking during a media briefing in Lusaka.
But Mr. Banda says he does not recognize his expulsion because the decision has been reached without following the party’s constitution requirements.
He has told ZNBC News in an interview that only the National Convention is supposed to expel him adding that any other party organ can only recommend.
Mr. Banda says a statement of his expulsion from the FDD is baseless.