The Nevers Mumba led MMD faction has dismissed the story in July 19th¬†edition of the Daily Nation suggesting that Dr Mumba will be appointed Prime Minister in the event that the UPND won next month‚Äôs elections.
National Secretary Reverend Reuben Sambo in a statement says there is no paragraph or sentence in the Memorandum of Understanding signed between the UPND and MMD stating that a position of Prime Minister would be created and ¬†offered to Dr. Mumba.
Reverend Sambo says while it is public knowledge that the UPND and MMD publicly signed a Memorandum of Understanding ¬†and entered into a strategic electoral alliance ¬†on 26th May, 2016 at the Chainama Hotel, and¬†not 25th May as claimed in the Daily Nation,¬†¬†the details of the alliance have¬†yet to be¬†finalized as¬†¬†the urgent matter for the alliance partners was ¬†to focus on¬†delivering their message to the electorate as evidenced by the ¬†on-going countrywide ¬†campaigns.
He says any rumours on the details of the MoU which is yet to be conclusively agreed are mere speculation meant to detract the alliance partners ¬†from the ongoing successful campaign.
Reverend Sambo states that Dr. Mumba ¬†was extremely categorical in his speech during the signing of the MOU¬†that he was not looking for a position, but delivering the country from a weak, irresponsible and mediocre leadership and urged Zambians to seek for premier leadership to restore good governance, the rule of law and the once vibrant economy.