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PARTY DID NOT COMMUNICATE TO US TO STOP DEALING WITH PF, ARGUES 3 EXPELLED MMD MPS

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By Daily Revelation Reporter

Three expelled MMD Members of Parliament have informed the Lusaka High Court that the birthday celebration or birthday celebration management hasn’t ever communicated to them that they have got stopped coping with the PF, and that the alliance entered into by means of the events has been terminated.

The 3 come with Muchinga Constiuency member of parliament Howard Kunda, Serenje Central member or Parliament Maxwell Muma Kabanda and Mkaika member of Parliament in Eastern Province Peter Phiri.

The trio has petitioned the Lusaka High Court searching for a declaration that their expulsion from the birthday celebration is null and void.

In their petition, the trio has cited Chitika in her capability as nationwide secretary searching for a declaration that
their purported expulsion dated August 18, 2020 was once extremely vires Articles 1(3), 2, 11, 20 and 21 of the Constitution of Zambian as amended by means of Act no 2 of 2016, due to this fact, void and of no felony impact.

They also are searching for a declaration that any purported suspension of the petitioners which violates the Bill of rights as enshrined within the Constitution of Zambia be declared null and void.

The trio desires an additional declaration that the purported expulsion from the birthday celebration was once unlawful, by means of causes of procedural impropriety and absolute defiance of the established regulations of herbal justice.

They additional need a declaration {that a} member of parliament responsibility is to constitute the pursuits of the constituents with regards to the constituency he/she represents is larger than his/her responsibility to a political birthday celebration he/she represents.

The trio is moreover searching for a declaration that the court cases and resolutions of the nationwide govt committee (NEC) throughout the assembly that was once hung on June 20, 2020 be declared null and void.

Kunda, Kabanda and Phiri mentioned of their particular person petitions filed in courtroom that they had been all bona fide contributors of the MMD who joined the birthday celebration on other dates and that the MMD was once guided by means of a Constitution which was once duly lodged with the Registrar of Societies.

They mentioned that someday in 2016, the MMD management had introduced that the birthday celebration was once going to paintings with and shape an alliance with the PF in elections that had been to be hung on August 11, 2016 and in the similar 12 months, the MMD issued the petitioners with adoption certificate to face as contributors of Parliament on more than a few constituencies they usually gained the elections below the MMD price ticket.

They mentioned that following the PF profitable the Presidential elections and MMD faction chief, Felix Mutati having been nominated as MP by means of President Edgar Lungu, he was once due to this fact appointed Minister of Finance as the 2 political events had been in an alliance.

The trio mentioned that that they had been representing other folks of their constituencies however they began having issues of the MMD management after the judgment of the High Court dated November 5 , 2019 which declared Nevers Mumba because the MMD President and no longer Felix Mutati.

They mentioned that they began receiving calls that they will have to make donations to the birthday celebration however they informed the birthday celebration that they had been channeling their contributions in opposition to birthday celebration mobilization of their constituencies and that there was once no provision within the birthday celebration charter making fee of donations obligatory.

They additionally mentioned that the birthday celebration or birthday celebration management hasn’t ever communicated to them that they have got stopped coping with the PF and that the alliance entered into by means of the events have been terminated.

The trio mentioned that during June this 12 months a gathering was once held the place accusations had been mentioned relating to them having didn’t conform to the birthday celebration selections, resolutions and directives amongst others.

They mentioned that on August 18, 2020 MMD wrote to them informing them in their expulsion from the birthday celebration and that that they had seized to be contributors of the birthday celebration.

The petitioners mentioned that the ongoing scenario the place they had been on the whim and caprice of Chitika to workout their Constitutional rights was once unacceptable in a Constitutional democracy like Zambia.- Daily Revelation