DEMOCRATIC Party (DP) National Secretary says Harry Kalaba is still the party president and his expulsion by the three founding party members should be treated as null and void.
And Mr Kalaba has described the challenge of his expulsion as nothing.
Addressing the media in Lusaka, Jewis Chabi said Mr Kalaba was elected as party President through the national convention that was held last year in November.
Mr Chabi explained that the move was done in fulfillment of the requirement of Zambia’s constitution that demands that for one to stand as president in the general elections he has to go through the convention of a political party.
“Hence the assertions by the three colleagues that Mr Kalaba was only sponsored as a candidate for the purposes of the 2021 general elections are null and void,” he said.
Mr Chabi has since urged party members across the country to remain calm, adding that DP is the new hope for the Zambian people.
He further said the three colleagues have been suspended with immediate effect.
“We are going to write them exculpatory letters that they will need to respond to in 14 days,” he said.
Meanwhile, Mr Kalaba added that the DP party has seen a lot of challenges throughout its journey and what transpired yesterday is nothing.
He said the party is growing and it is expected to that it encounter a lot of challenges.
Mr Kalaba further said DP is the party the Zambian people are counting on because their burdens are carried on our shoulders.
“We will watch and move on, we will continue with mobilisation programmes of the party,” he stated.