Budalang’i Constituency Member of Parliament Ababu Namwamba has been conspicously away from the famous anti-iebc demos by his coalition party CORD. Many have gone to social media to attack him for letting down his own party.
What many didn’t know is that Ababu Namwamba has been away looking after his wife, Priscilla Namwamba, who gave birth to their baby number three in April, 2016.
Ababu Namwamba says the commitment that comes with being a new father has made him miss in action during Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) anti-IEBC protests that took place in the capital and other regions in the country for the past five out of six Mondays.
Speaking in parliament on Tuesday, June 7, Ababu Namwamba said he “has been on paternity leave”, hence his absence from the political arena.
“I have been out and about. We got a baby a month ago. So I have been busy on paternity leave,” Ababu told fellow legislators.
“It is purely coincidental that some things happened while I was away,” he added.
Ababu Namwamba and his wife Priscilla NamwAmba welcomed their third baby on Friday April 1 2016.