Speaking during a media briefing at the Party Secretariat in Lusaka yesterday, FDD National Chairperson Potiphar Chungu said anyone who will disregard the National Policy Committee’s directive risks being disciplined.
Mr. Chungu also revealed that National Policy Committee (NPC) during a two day meeting that was held in Lusaka from 25th to 26th March, 2017 ratified the decision of the standing Committee to expel the party Vice President Chifumu Banda who was recently expelled, adding that from now onwards Chifumu Banda will no longer be an issue in the FDD party.
He further disclosed that the National Policy Committee (NPC) also resolved to also expel 21 FDD Party members who are part of the leadership of the “Save FDD Committee” and he was quick to mention that all the expelled members will not be missed due to the fact that they were just rejects from other Political Parties apart from Chifumu Banda.
And Mr. Chungu noted that Lawrence Mwelwa who claims to be the National Coordinator of the “Save FDD Committee” has never been an FDD member and the only connection to the FDD is that he is the husband to the FDD Chiengi Member of Parliament Given Katuta who, adding membership in the FDD is by card not by marriage.
The Pan African Radio Journalist Hermit Hachilonde reports that Mr. Chungu has however stated that FDD has made tremendous Progress towards meeting the logistical requirements to hold the party National Convention.
Mr. Chungu said the party has so far managed to raise a total sum of one million out the six million budgets for the convention, affirming that all the catering arrangements in terms of food to feed all the delegates at the convention are in place as well.
“We have directed all our members through the National Policy Committee to refrain from attending any Party meetings that has not been sanctioned by the National Secretariat” Mr. Chungu said
Meanwhile, Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD) Gender National Chairperson Alice Kapasa has revealed that the FDD has now realized that certain clauses in their constitution need revision for it to serve the interest of the people.
“We have realized that certain clauses in our constitution need revision for it to serve the interest of the people” Ms. Kapasa said