Speaker to drag Dausi to court over Section 65

Speaker of Parliament Henry Chimunthu Banda has demanded a written apology from Mwanza Central MP Nicholas Dausi for saying he [Speaker] read out names of DPP MPs who defected to Peoples Party.

Chimunthu Banda argues that Dausi misquoted him because he did not read out names of MPs who defected to PP.

The Speaker is demanding an apology in a written form from Dausi by Monday or face legal proceedings from Tuesday next week.

Dausi: I won't apologise

Chimunthu Banda also wants Dausi to put another apology in a newspaper of his choice for  “injuring his reputation”.

In a letter addressed to Dausi,  the Speaker has described as a ” concoction of lies” assertions by Dausi that he read out names of MPs who are deemed to have crossed the floor on May 24 2012

According to  the Speaker,   Dausi rushed to the media “making pronouncements that are not factual” hence the demand for the apology

But Dausi challenged the Speaker saying he will not apologise.

“He must have quoted me out of context, I never said that,” he said.

Dausi is also spokesperson for DPP.

Chimunthu Banda is under intense fire to invoke Section 65 on MPs who crossed the floor from DPP and UDF to PP. DPP wants its defectors booted out of Parliament.

UDF has also agreed to petition the Speaker to boot its MPs who have left the party and joined PP.

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