Kasama District UPND Jairus Tembo has been at loggerheads with the party top brass after having heeded vice president Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba’s call to force provincial chairperson Nathan Ilunga to resign.
Tembo has been working in league with Mwamba in denouncing the UPND provincial leadership in Northern Province that they want to step down for allegedly failure to organize the party.
Mwamba, popularly known as GBM has unleashed his muscle from South Africa where he is currently holed up on personal business.
Meanwhile Radio Mano reports that GBM has said that all the suspensions effected by the provincial executive committee are null and void.
Mano News reports that a standoff has rocked the opposition United Party for National Development-UPND in Northern Province with its Vice President, Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba popularly known as GBM lifting all the suspensions announced by the Provincial Secretary, Patrick Mwila.
In a phone call made to Mano News last evening, Mr Mwamba rubbished the suspensions saying it is uncalled-for for the party Secretary General, Stephen Katuka working together with some provincial officials to effect the suspensions without informing him claiming that played a critical role in organizing and building the party in the region.
He has since called on all those suspended to ignore the letters saying it is only Mr ILunga who remains suspended.
Yesterday, UPND Northern Province Secretary, Patrick Mwila announced that the party has suspended its Kasama Central, Lukashya and Senga Constituency Chairpersons with immediate effect.
Wrangles have engulfed the opposition UPND in Northern Province.