Dr. Scott admitted that the MMD MPs serving the PF helped the PF govern the country at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Lusaka during the requiem mass for the late Health Deputy Minister Dr. Patrick Chikusu who was MMD MP for Katuba constituency.
In a statement to Qfm, MMD Die Hard Youth Wing National Coordinator Bowman Lusambo says his party finds such remarks by Dr Scott as a symbol of political maturity which will go a long in promoting unity in Zambian politics.
Mr. Lusambo however says in welcoming Dr Scott’s statement, it should not for once forgotten the severe harassment and intimidation that the MMD and its members faced in the aftermath of the 2011 general election loss.
Mr. Lusambo recalled that Dr Scott and his PF allegedly orchestrated a sustained campaign of harassment and intimidation of loyal MMD members with the target of destroying former ruling party.
Mr. Lusambo says now that Dr Scott has realized that the MMD is a key partner in Zambia’s advancement, the nation should now pick some valuable lessons from the manner in which the government relates with the opposition.
Mr. Lusambo says as an ultimate analysis, the winner is and should always be Mother Zambia and that the MMD has worked tirelessly towards reaching this ambition in it’s over 20 years of existence.
He however says as MMD youths, they pay tribute and recognition to the contribution of MMD MPs that refused to accept ministerial positions in the PF government.
MMD Die Hard Youth Wing National Coordinator adds that going forward the advice to the PF government is that they should feel free to approach MMD party president Dr Nevers Mumba whenever they are seeking help from former ruling party in running government.