Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) Kalabo District Executive Committee members have said the team resolved to boycott Dr Nevers Mumba’s rally held fours day ago because they have endorsed United Party for National Development (UPND) leader Hakainde Hichilema in the January 20th Presidential by-election.
District Chairman David Nyundu told ZANIS in an interview that the entire district executive committee would not rally behind Dr Mumba as they were working on what was resolved by the National Executive Committee (NEC) hence boycotting the rally.
Mr Nyundu was reacting to calls by residents and some members who wanted to know why the district executive committee did not attend the rally when party president visited Kalabo as part of his campaign tour of Western Province.
He said the committee does not regret the action made.
The team further disclosed that they could have still not supported the former Zambian President Rupiah Banda had he gone ahead and contested the seat.
Mr Nyundu noted that it was not healthy for Mr Banda to think of coming back into active politics adding that if Zambians needed him they could have given him a more than three years mandate.
The committee vowed never to support Mr Banda’s move to support another candidate as opposed to MMD National Executive Committee‘s resolution to support Mr Hichilema.
Mr Nyundu has since appealed to MMD members to vote for Mr Hichilema.
“Mr Rupiah Banda can never win an election, let him retire from active politics with dignity and leave politics for young one,” Mr Nyundu observed.