Patriotic Front members in Kabwe have petitioned the Provincial executive to suspend Kabwe Central Member of Parliament Tutwa Ngulube from the party.
The ruling party members presented the petition through Kabwe Central constituency Chairman Andrew Sinyangwe.
Mr. Sinyangwe said the constituency had lagged behind in-terms of development because the area Member of Parliament is not ready to work with other organs of the party.
And the District Chairman Richard Bango said the decision by the lower organs was long overdue because the area member of parliament has been dividing the party.
Mr. Bango who also presented the petition to the Provincial Chairman Chanda Mutale said the party in the district was behind the leadership of President Edgar Lungu.
Provincial Chairman Chanda Mutale said the provincial executive has a disciplinary committee which will seat to look at the petition and make a decision on the matter.
On Thursday , the Kabwe lawmaker sued the party for trying to violate his rights as an MP and party member. Speaking to journalists shortly after filing in an injunction at the Kabwe High Court, Mr Ngulube said he has also asked the court for an injunction restraining the PF from expelling him as doing so would affect his rights as MP and as a member of the party.
“Today, the 11th of January, 2018, I have decided to sue the PF and asked the court for an injunction restraining them from victimising me because what they are trying to do is going to affect my rights as MP and as a member of the party,” said Mr Ngulube.
Mr Ngulube confirmed that the matter of expelling him from the party has now been launched and becomes a court case, adding that what remained was to serve the party in the province with the documents so that the legal battle can begin.
Mr Ngulube said as far as he was concerned, the issue of trying to expel him from the party was a serious matter because the people who are trying to do so have no authority under the PF constitution to expel an MP.
He added that the person who appointed them to push for his expulsion, also do not have the powers to appoint them.
“As far as I am concerned, this is not a matter we should even be joking about because the people who want to deal with me do not have the powers under the PF constitution to deal with the MP,” said Mr Ngulube.
He stated that the decision to sue the PF follows its plan to expel him through a meeting that is scheduled to take place in Kabwe yesterday at the PF provincial office.
He said if the party proceeds with the meeting, they should discuss other issues and not the case that is in the courts of law