-MMD Members opposed to party president Nevers Mumba’s style of leadership have vowed not rest until their embattle leader is ousted from office.
for allegedly failing to reorganised the party.
ZANIS reports that MMD Member Bernard Mpundu reiterated that the former ruling party under Dr. Mumba’s alleged failed leadership is destined for political oblivion and genuine members will not allow him to kill the party.
Mr. Mpundu said Dr. Mumba’s alleged duo membership of Reform Party (RP) and MMD is a source of wrangles in the party and his group will do everything possible to ensure that a national convention is convened in order to usher in new leaders.
He asked those opposed to the holding of the national convention to state whether the party is gaining ground following the recent dismal performance in the just ended Mpongwe parliamentary and other local government elections.
And Mr. Mpundu has clarified media reports suggesting the MMD and UPND were contemplating of fielding retired former president Rupiah Banda in the 2016 tripartite elections.
Mr. Mpundu further clarified that Dr. Mumba could not commit the MMD to that arrangement but the Reformed Party (RP) because as far as genuine members are concerned Mr. Banda retired after losing to President Michael Sata.
He implored MMD members to denounce Dr. Mumba’s alleged visionless leadership publicly instead of doing so quietly for fear of hooligans that attacked Major Richard Kachingwe last year.
Calls for Dr. Mumba to leave the party have intensified following the dismal performance in the just Mpongwe parliamentary and local government by elections across the country.