The United Party for National Development has with immediate effect passed a vote on no confidence against its Vice President Geoffrey Mwamba for gross misconduct.
This is pursuant to article 70 and 71 of the UPND Constitution.
This was after long hours of deliberation by the national Management Committee yesterday afternoon.
Announcing the development after the deliberations, UPND National Chairperson Mutale Nalumango said the vote of no confidence against Mr. Mwamba polled 75 of the secret votes while those for Mr. Mwamba polled 0.
Mrs. Nalumango explained that Article 71 of the UPND Constitution provides that Deputy President, National Chairperson, Secretary General and Treasurers General may be disciplined by two thirds secret ballot vote of no confidence passed by the National Management Committee who may decide on whatever sanction to impose against the erring official as per UPND Disciplinary code of conduct on recommendation from the NEC.
She said the National Management Committee further resolved that Mr. Mwamba exculpates himself within seven days effective yesterday during which he will remain suspended until final determination after the exculpation.
Mrs. Nalumango said during the period of suspension, Mr. Mwamba shall not be allowed to perform any party functions.