NAREP Copperbelt Chairperson Musonda Kalale led the team of those who resigned from the party, Thursday.
Among those that have resigned are NAREP Copperbelt Information and Publicity Secretary Judith Kabemba, who also contested the Nchanga seat in 2016, Copperbelt vice Provincial Chairperson Sam Phiri who contested Chingola Mayoral seat on the party’s ticket.
District leaders, constituencies, wards, branches and sections in various places of the Copperbelt have also resigned.
Kabemba, announced the resignation on behalf of the provincial leadership
She said that after brainstorming as individuals and collectively, they decided to relinquish their positions as Copperbelt NAREP leaders.
“NAREP, despite outliving its infancy stage has remained stagnant in most areas of the country which obviously is clear that no single political party can win an election with one province.The failure to provide a clear direction and road map from those mandated to do so is another reason that has attributed to NAREP failing to make a great impact in political arena,” Kabemba said.
She said the NAREP Copperbelt leadership had a heart of wanting to serve Zambians in various communities but under the auspices of NAREP, that was unattainable.
She said despite the team’s enthusiasm, hard work, perseverance and determination, the party had failed to make an impact on the Zambian political stage.
“We have decided to step down and forge ahead and decide on a road map that will help us serve our country. May I clearly state that after our resignation from our various positions and the party we will come back and inform the nation and our supporters country wide on the stance and the route which we are going to take?” said Kabemba.
However, by press time, efforts to get a comment from the national party leadership proved futile.