UPND Livingstone MP Reverend Howard Sekwila has apologized to the general UPND membership for attending the launch of the Link Zambia 8,000 project without clearance from the party leadership.
Addressing a media briefing at the party Secretariat this morning, Reverend Sekwila said he is apologizing wholeheartedly and hoped that the members of the UPND would find it within their hearts to forgive him.
“I hereby seek your forgiveness, am like a Prodigal son, please forgive me,” Reverend Sekwila said.
He added that he will never again attend a state function without clearance from the party.
Reverend Sekwila also revealed that he would not accept a job from the PF government if offered.
“I was never offered a ministerial job and I would never accept a job in this government even it was offered,” he said.
He said he is still a committed member of the UPND and willing to abide by the party’s rules and regulations.
Reverend Sekwila also denied reports that he was forced to apologize because he was faing expulsion from the party.
And UNPD Mazabuka Central MP Garry Nkombo said that Mr Sikwela did not cross the flow of parliament by attending the launch of the road project.
Asked if Mr Sikwela was threatened with dismissal by the UPND regarding the matter, Mr Nkombo said that the party would not expel any member without letting the due processes to take its course.
“The UPND did not issue any threats to Mr Sikwela but wrote him a cordial letter so that he could explain the circumstances of being at the launch,” he said.