The UPND, United Party for National Development has accused some of their provincial leaders in Eastern Province of accelerating the confusion which has engulfed the party in Chipata.
National Chairperson for Youth and Sports Development, Michael Chuzu has warned provincial spokesperson, Victor Mbuzi to stop fuelling confusion concerning the suspensions of some youths in the party.
Mr. Chuzu told Breeze News this morning, that the matter of suspensions will only be resolved by party Secretary General Steven Katuka.
He says that it is therefore, wrong for Mr. Mbuzi to be issuing statements that the suspensions slapped on the youths are valid.
Mr. Chuzu says that Mr. Katuka has clearly indicated that he intends to hold a meeting with the affected youths and the leadership to sort out the matter.
Efforts to get a comment from Mr. Mbuzi proved futile by News time.
Meanwiile The Patriotic Front PF Party in Eastern Province has added its voice to those that have condemned UPND President Hakainde Hichilema’s blocking of the presidential motorcade in Mongu over the weekend.
Provincial Secretary, Joseph Kolosa says that such conduct is a recipe for anarchy and disrespect for President Edgar Lungu.
Mr. Kolosa has appealed to the police command to investigate the matter thoroughly and ensure that appropriate action is taken against the UPND leader.
But UPND National Chairperson for Youth and Sports Development, Michael Chuzu says that his party should not be blamed over the incident.
Mr. Chuzu says that police did not provide clear direction on the matter as they allowed Mr. Hichilema to proceed with his journey knowing too well that the president was heading the same direction.
He says that police also failed to provide a swipper vehicle that was supposed to guide other motorists on the presidential motorcade.