Amani National Congress (ANC) Secretary General Barrack Muluka has asked the court to dismiss a petition filed by a suspended MCA.
Through lawyer Alutalala Mukhwana, Mr Muluka said the court lacks the jurisdiction to handle disputes emanating from disciplinary action taken against a member of a party, due to misconduct.
Instead, he wants the matter to be directed to the Political Parties Dispute Tribunal (PPDT).
The party official was responding to a petition filed by Jackline Mwakha Okanya who was suspended from the party through a letter dated March 26 and signed by Muluka.
In the letter, Ms Mwakha is accused of misconduct, violence and intimidation to the top leadership following her election as the leader of minority in the assembly.
Consequently, Speaker Morris Buluma suspended Mwakha, saying she ceased to be a member of the party that sponsored her to the assembly.
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