The opposition MMD says it has no intentions of discriminating any political party to form an alliance with it.
MMD has formed an alliance with two other political parties namely People’s Party for Mike Mulongoti and Agenda for a Better Zambia (ABZ) political cum priest, Fr. Frank Bwalya.
Director of Communication in the MMD president’s office Muhabi Lungu said the party cannot afford to be arrogant in the political scene anymore but to embrace any political party with a common cause.
Mr. Lungu said this in an interview with ZANIS in Lusaka today.
He said his party has learnt lessons from the September 2011 polls that saw it out of power because of being ‘arrogant’.
“It is also a benefit to be in an alliance with small parties because as a political party, we have learnt that arrogance doesn’t help and this is the reason why the people of Zambia rejected us in 2011,” Mr. Lungu.
Meanwhile, Mr. Lungu, who is MMD Lusaka Central losing parliamentary candidate, is hopeful that his party will next month defend the Katuba parliamentary seat which fell vacant following the demise of its Member of Parliament, Patrick Chikusu.
Mr. Lungu said the preparations were going on smoothly and that the MMD was confident that Cecil Holmes, a former High Commissioner during its reign, understands well the welfare of the people in the area.
The former ruling party is battling it out in Katuba with the ruling PF, National Restoration Party (NAREP), ABZ, United National Independence Party (UNIP), National Revolution Party (NRP) and United Party for National Development (UPND) that have also fielded candidates.