Kambwili’s installation as NDC President illegal – Registrar
Government has advised newly appointed National Democtratic Congress NDC President Chishimba Kambwili not to conduct NDC Party activities as its president because his appointment is null and void.
Ministry of Home Affairs Spokesperson Nephas Chifuta says the process for the appointment of Mr. Kambwili as president of NDC was not in accordance with the provisions of their Party Constitution.
And Mr. Chifuta says the Registrar of Societies is in receipt of a letter from recently demoted NDC Secretary General Mwenya Musenge who requested for intervention and guidance over an alleged illegal meeting which endorsed Mr. Kambwili as president, contrary to the provisions of their Party Constitution.
He says the Registrar of Societies in her guidance letter has highlighted that the National Party Congress is the only Party organ with the mandate to elect the Party president at its national congress.
She has advised the NDC to avoid being in conflict with the supreme law of the land and that the party is reminded to adhere to its constitution at all times and avoid short cuts in order to maintain order and compliance to the Societies Act Cap 119 of the laws of Zambia.
According to the Registrar, the NDC Constitution stipulates in article 23(g) that “in the absence of the Secretary General, the Deputy Secretary General shall preside over the activities of the Party and give a comprehensive report to the Secretary General upon his/her return to the office. ” which to the contrary, the meeting proceeded despite the substantive Secretary General being in the office.