I’ll only re­lin­quish Roan if I’m re­jected - Kamb­wili

Daily Nation Newspaper - - Home News - By SILUMESI MALUMO and IRVIN MUYUMBWA

I WILL only step down when Roan con­stituency elec­torates re­ject me, Na­tional Demo­cratic Congress Party (NDC) con­sul­tant Chishimba Kamb­wili has said.

But Young African Lead­ers Ini­tia­tive (YALI) Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor An­drew Nthewewe has chal­lenged Mr Kamb­wili to ex­plain why he is re­sist­ing to re­lin­quish his seat when he claims of run­ning a po­lit­i­cal party. Mr Kamb­wili in an in­ter­view yes­ter­day said he was ready to step down once the peo­ple of Roan con­stituency re­jected him. He said only the peo­ple in Roan con­stituency in Luan­shya had the power to end his man­date as a Mem­ber of

Par­lia­ment.

“Peo­ple of Roan con­stituency have power to re­ject me if they feel so. I am ready to step down if they wish to do that,” Mr

Kamb­wili said.

Mr Nthewewe on the other hand ad­vised Mr Kamb­wili to con­sider moral­ity in lead­er­ship in­stead of be­ing ir­re­spon­si­ble.

He said Mr Kamb­wili’s prin­ci­ples clearly showed that he was not a leader who could be trusted. Mr Nthewewe said Mr Kamb­wili must im­me­di­ately re­lin­quish his po­si­tion to pave way for the by-elec­tion so that he could re-con­test the seat as an In­de­pen­dent or on NDC ticket.

“It does not make sense the way Mr Kamb­wili has been be­hav­ing lately. To­day he says he is PF MP, to­mor­row he says he is NDC. If he is brave as he claims, let him step down right now and pave way the by-elec­tion.

“If he wants he can stand as an in­de­pen­dent or on NDC ticket. He should show us that he is a brave man as he claims,” Mr Nthewewe said.

Peo­ple of Roan con­stituency have power to re­ject me if they feel so. I am ready to step down if they wish to do that. - Kamb­wili

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