Mwenya Musenge faces re­volt

Daily Nation Newspaper - - FRONT PAGE - By BEN­NIE MUNDANDO

Mr. Musenge has had a bad work­ing re­la­tion­ship with most party mem­bers close to Mr. Kamb­wili and that the stand­off was the main rea­son that in­sti­gated the ur­gent meet­ing on Satur­day.

THE Na­tional Demo­cratic Congress (NDC) has ap­pointed lawyer and for­mer Min­istry of Jus­tice per­ma­nent sec­re­tary, Joseph Aka­fumba, as its new vice pres­i­dent as dis­con­tent party mem­bers to­wards sec­re­tary gen­eral Mwenya Musenge mounts. Mr. Aka­fumba, who was ap­pointed by NDC con­sul­tant Chishimba Kamb­wili, had his ap­point­ment ap­proved dur­ing an ur­gent cen­tral com­mit­tee meet­ing on Satur­day in Luan­shya at which the main agenda was to deal with Mr. Musenge who is said to have fallen off the peck­ing or­der with Mr. Kamb­wili for bull­doz­ing party mem­bers. NDC na­tional chair­per­son for me­dia and mem­ber of the cen­tral com­mit­tee, Misheck Moyo who was also ap­pointed act­ing party spokesper­son, said Mr. Aka­fumba will also dou­ble as chair­per­son for le­gal af­fairs of the party. Other ap­point­ments saw Saboi Im­boela, who is also the chair­per­son for gen­der, be­ing ap­pointed as na­tional chair­per­son for me­dia, while chair­per­son in charge of fi­nance Lom­bani Mu­sichili has been moved to Lo­cal Govern­ment. “The NDC held an ur­gent cen­tral com­mit­tee meet­ing to­day (Satur­day) were salient is­sues where dis­cussed. Vet­eran lawyer and for­mer jus­tice per­ma­nent sec­re­tary Joseph Aka­fumba is the new vice pres­i­dent for the op­po­si­tion NDC. Mr. Aka­fumba’s ap­point­ment has been ap­proved by the cen­tral com­mit­tee of the party. Mr. Aka­fumba will also dou­ble as chair­per­son for le­gal for the party. “The NDC has ap­pointed party chair­per­son in charge of Me­dia Misheck Moyo as party act­ing spokesper­son. Mr. Moyo will be dep­u­tized by Saboi Im­boela, the chair­per­son for gen­der. NDC chair­per­son in charge of fi­nance Lom­bani Mu­sichili has been moved to Lo­cal Govern­ment. The changes are with im­me­di­ate ef­fect,” Mr. Moyo said. Mean­while, an im­pec­ca­ble source who was part of the de­lib­er­a­tions said Mr. Musenge was asked to apol­o­gise to mem­bers in the party whom he may have “stepped on their toes” through his bull­doz­ing an­tics as calls for his blood have al­legedly height­ened.

Mr Musenge

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