Leader of the opposition in Parliament, Brian Mundubile, has demanded the removal of second Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly, Moses Moyo, for being allegedly incompetent and lacking integrity.
Mundubile was on Friday ejected from Parliament by Moyo for failing to heed to an instruction to stand down as he was debating in the house.
Addressing a media briefing on Sunday in Lusaka, the Mporokoso Constituency Patriotic Front (PF) Member of Parliament said Moyo had been disrespectful to Members of Parliament who were often treated like his children and not elected leaders representing their electorate.
“We gave him time to learn the decorum of the house as Deputy Speaker but two years is enough, people get degrees, certificate in that period, the fact that we are quiet, he should not take advantage of the silence,” Mundubile said.
He alleged Moyo was not fit to preside over the affairs of the House because he was incompetent and lacked integrity in the manner he handled Parliamentary matters.
“We want to bring and restore order to that house, we want presiding officer to understand their roles, operate within their space, respect is earned, presiding officers must be reminded that these are elected Members of Parliament,” Mundubile said.
He said Moyo was failing to read properly the standing orders that govern Parliament and are supposed to be followed by all elected Members of Parliament.
Mundubile accused State House of influencing the decisions which were made by Moyo and has warned that the opposition Members of Parliament would not sit idle and watch Parliament get destroyed.
“Who is Moyo, he is just a referee, we are elected Members of Parliament, why should Moyo be the all mighty, why should Moyo be ominpotent, that we will not allow, am afraid country men and women but we want to restore order to that house,” he said.
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