The CDA board has recently received a request from a member to dismantling opinion maker and entrepreneur Sywert van Lienden. That confirms the party after a message from RTL News. Van Lienden is in contradiction because of the controversial mouth cap deal he made with the Ministry of VWS.
Van Lienden left 9 million euros to the import of these mouthcaps from China, while he always prevented him from acting out of social commitment and earned not a penny from it.
A spokesman for the CDA says there is a request to deprive Van Lienden of his CDA membership. That will be carefully looked at. The CDA has a special Integrity and Royalty Committee, which advises the Board. That has to make a decision in the end. If a decision is taken to dismiss, the person concerned may appeal.
The Partys statutes say that a CDA member must be “involved, unwrinkled, courageous, communicative, transparent, conceivable and respectful”. Van Lienden has been a member for some time and co-wrote the partys election program.
Van Lienden says that he has not been informed by the CDA of the request for disbarment. “Im trying to get in touch with the party board right now.” He has always been open to the CDA and the Integrity Committee. “But if there are any additional questions I would like to answer them.”