Confusion has erupted in the National Democratic Congress as demoted Secretary General Mwenya Musenge refuses to recognise Chishimba Kambwili as Party President.
Mr. Musenge says he does not recognise his dismissal as National Democratic Congress Secretary General by Mr. Chishimba Kambwili.
Mr. Kambwili was yesterday appointed President of the opposition NDC and quickly demoted Mr. Musenge to Member of the Central Committee in charge of Chiefs and Traditional Affairs and replaced him with Bridget Attanga.
But Mr. Musenge said he remains Secretary General of the NDC describing the Central Committee meeting that appointed Mr. Kambwili as illegal.
He said whatever meetings that are held without his knowledge are illegal and will never be recognised.
Mr. Musenge said the party constitution is clear that without any elections held, the Secretary General is the only person mandated to run the affairs of the party.
He has since advised members of the party not to recognise Mr. Kambwili as Party President.
Announcing Mr. Kambwili’s appointment yesterday, NDC vice president Joseph’s Akafumba said that Mr. Kambwili will be the sole NDC presidential candidate for 2021.
Mr. Akafumba said that the decision to endorse Mr. Kambwili as President was arrived at yesterday during a central committee meeting.
The meeting was held at the NDC Secretariat.