The opposition UPND has commenced a process of moving a motion in Parliament against Speaker of National Assembly
Written by Mafken FM Newsroom on 19 November 2020
The opposition UPND has commenced a process of moving a motion in Parliament against Speaker of National Assembly, Patrick Matibini for allowing PF Secretary General, Davies Mwila to abuse parliamentary privileges for PF MPs who did not vote for the collapsed Bill Number 10 of 2019.
Mr. Mwila on the 4th November, 2020, wrote an exculpatory letter to PF Kamfinsa MP, Elalio Musonda, Chifubu MP, Frank Ngambi and Mwansabombwe MP, Kabaso Kampampi to show cause as to why disciplinary action should not be taken against them.
The trio did not vote for the infamous Bill number 10.
This development forced the leader of the opposition in Parliament Jack Mwiimbu called a contravention of section three of the Parliamentary Privileges Act.
And UPND Mazabuka Central lawmaker, Garry Nkombo says he and other MPs have since commenced the process of gathering signatures to move a motion against Dr Matibini.
Mr. Nkombo stated that the resolve by him and a number of MPs to move a motion against Dr.Matibini has been necessitated by what he called the “unfair” ruling on the matter by both Dr. Matibini and his deputy First Deputy Speaker, Catherine Namugala who stated that they were not competent to rule on a matter that has to do with the internal issues of the Patriotic Front.