The party’s National Management Committee met to deliberate on Mwamba’s matter where is fate was decided following a secret vote.
Party national chairman Mutale Nalumango has announced during a briefing this evening that Mwamba has been given seven days to exculpate himself and show cause why further disciplinary action must not be taken against him.
“United Party for National Development has with immediate effect passed a vote of no confidence against…Vice-President Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba for gross misconduct pursuant to article 70 and 71 of the UPND constitution. This follows long hours of deliberation by the National Management Committee this afternoon. The vote of no confidence against Dr Mwamba polled 75 of the secret vote while those for Dr Mwamba polled zero (0),” stated Nalumango. “…The NMC further resolved that Dr Mwamba exculpates himself within seven days effective today, 19th April, 2019, during which period he will remain suspended until final determination after the exculpation. During the period of suspension, Dr Mwamba shall not be allowed to perform any party functions.”