MMD Wrangles result of Rupiah Banda’s decision – Malambo

Rupiah Bwezani Banda RB
Rupiah Bwezani Banda RB
Governance activist Maurice Malambo has observed that wrangles in the MMD are as result of former president Rupiah Banda’s quick decision to relinquish his position as party president.

Mr. Malambo has told QFM news in an interview that wrangles in the MMD require a father like figure such as Mr. Banda who is able to make the former ruling party stabilize and unite.

He says this is why it was unfortunate that Mr. Banda soon after losing 2011 general elections quickly relinquished his position as MMD leader.

Mr. Malambo says what the former ruling party needs now is a period of stability where a father like figure such as Mr. Banda or veteran retired politician Vernon Mwaanga who could provide a care taker role before a new leadership is ushered in.

He says this is in order to allow members that left the former ruling party for various reasons to come back in the spirit of unity and thereafter have a new leadership put in place from a wider spectrum.

Meanwhile, Mr. Malambo has charged that the current crop of leaders in the MMD does not represent the true blue that is known for the party.

He has since advised the former ruling party to try and bring old membership in the spirit of unity and be able to call for an election that is going to be of more representatives as the convention they are calling for will see the same current crop of leadership coming back which he says may not make any difference.