In­de­pen­dent MP, PF mem­bers dif­fer

Daily Nation Newspaper - - KOPALA 7 -

By ROGERS KALERO TWO Pa­tri­otic Front (PF) mem­bers from Bun­tungwa ward in Chimwemwe con­stituency in Kitwe have ac­cused In­de­pen­dent area Mem­ber of Par­lia­ment (MP) Mwila Mu­tale of ha­rass­ing coun­cil­lors and desta­bil­is­ing the rul­ing party at grass root level.

But Mr Mu­tale dis­missed the al­le­ga­tions, say­ing they were base­less.

PF youth sec­re­tary for Bun­tungwa ward Sun­day Kaluba and Jac son Manyi a told the Daily Na­tion that Mr Mu­tale was bring­ing con­fu­sion in the con­stituency by re­port­edly ha­rass­ing hard­wor ing coun­cil­lors in the area.

Mr Kaluba claimed Mr Mu­tale was forc­ing coun­cil­lors to give plots to peo­ple he had promised dur­ing the 2016 elec­tion cam­paigns.

"That In­de­pen­dent MP, Mwila Mu­tale is caus­ing con­fu­sion in the con­stituency be­cause he wants coun­cil­lors to give plots to peo­ple he promised dur­ing elec­tion cam­paigns.

“Apart from ha­rass­ing coun­cil­lors over plots, he is also desta­bil­is­ing the party at grass root level. So we are not happy with his be­hav­iour," Mr Kaluba said.

But Mr Mu­tale scoffed at the al­le­ga­tions. He said a named coun­cil­lor was panic ing as he was be­com­ing un­pop­u­lar due to his ques­tion­able char­ac­ter.

Mr Mu­tale said it was ut­ter non­sense for any­body to ac­cuse him of ha­rass­ing coun­cil­lors and forc­ing them to give peo­ple plots.

"Those al­le­ga­tions don't ma e sense. If l had promised peo­ple plots, why are they not fol­low­ing me?’’ he as ed.

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