I turned down Sata’s Ministerial job offer, reveals MMD MP Mulusa

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Opposition MMD Law Marker for Solwezi Central constituency Lucky Mulusa has disclosed that he turned down the job offer by President Michael Sata.

Mulusa revealed that President Sata invited him to State House and during a meeting in his office the Head of State offered him a position as Deputy Minister for Gender. He said he turned down the offer which could have cost the country about K4 billion to hold a by-election.

The Law Marker explained that the ruling Patriotic Front had targeted some Members of Parliament from the opposition who were either facing petition challenges or being tried in courts for corruption. He said some of these MPs had opted to join PF in order to be set free. He cited Gabriel Namulambe who was arrested and taken to court but later resigned from MMD to join PF.

Mulusa explained that defending an election petition is so costly. He said in his case he has spent not less than K500 million for legal fees and transportation of witnesses from Solwezi to Kitwe. He said if he was not principled he could have opted the easy way by joining PF.

The Solwezi Law Marker also maintained that Director of Public Prosecution Mutembo Nchito must resign from his position as he was abusing his office for his personal interest. He cited the case of former president Rupiah Banda and Finance Bank where Nchito had vested interest.

Mulusa who chaired the Parliamentary Select Committee that ratified Nchito as DPP in 2011 said when ratifying his appointment the Committee gave Nchito a benefit of doubt especially after he promised to rescue himself from Banda’s cases. Mulusa said Nchito has not lived up to his promise adding that he is now using his office to set old scores with his perceived enemies.

The Solwezi Central Law Marker has since reported Nchito to Law Association of Zambia on matters bordering on professionalism and integrity. Nchito stayed away from the May 24, 2013 meeting where the LAZ was to hear both parties. The next seating has been set for this month.

Mulusa was speaking when he featured on The Assignment programme on Muvi Television on Sunday, June 9, 2013 monitored by Zambian Eye.

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3 Responses to I turned down Sata’s Ministerial job offer, reveals MMD MP Mulusa

  1. Principled man, andwe forgiv him and his comittee

    Chanoda Ngwira
    June 9, 2013 at 9:48 pm
    Reply

  2. Fire is burning! Men pull your own weight.

    bob Marley
    June 10, 2013 at 6:08 am
    Reply

  3. Mulusa yeeee! Sosa chalo chilekumfwa!

    FuManchu
    June 10, 2013 at 9:44 pm
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