PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
I wish to inform all members of the Movement for Multi-party Democracy (MMD) and all Zambian citizens across the breadth of our nation that the reported announcement by our former President Rupiah Bwezani Banda that he will contest the Presidency of the Republic on the MMD ticket is nothing but wishful thinking on the part of the former President. This is because he was nominated by an illegally constituted National Executive Committee whose decision to suspend me as Party President has been halted by the Courts of Law.
As President of the MMD, I will lead the party as its Presidential candidate in the forthcoming presidential by-election. If former President Banda wants to contest the Presidency, then he should find another party which has no eligible sitting president.
Let me take this opportunity to inform all our party structures and members that there are no changes in office bearers at Provincial, District, Constituency, Ward and Branch levels. Our members should not be used to foster support for Mr Banda’s campaign.
Meanwhile, I as President will lead the top leadership of our Party this Saturday to kick off our National campaign in my home District of Chinsali.
Dr Nevers Sekwila Mumba