–Opposition Movement for Multi-party Democracy (MMD) president Nevers Mumba says he is confident that his party will scoop the forth-coming local government and parliamentary by-elections on August 19.
And Dr Mumba who is currently on a campaign trail in Milenge district says the MMD has never been in a political pact with the United Party for National Development (UPND).
Dr Mumba told ZANIS in an interview in Milenge yesterday that the UPND was however welcome to join the pact between MMD and other political parties if it was looking for opposition unity in the country.
Dr Mumba revealed that the MMD is in a pact with the Alliance for Better Zambia (ABZ) led by Father Frank Bwalya, The All Peoples Congress (APC) of Nason Msoni, Zambians for Empowerment and Development (ZED) whose president is Dr Fred Mutesa and the Peoples’ Party led by Mike Mulongoti.
The MMD Leader was speaking after addressing a rally to drum up support for Geston Mumba at Musolo village for the forth-coming local government by-election in the area.
Meanwhile Dr Mumba says there is no competition without hard work.
Dr Mumba says the on-going by election campaigns across the country call for hard work and sacrifice.
The MMD Leader is confident that his party will scoop the forth-coming by elections and does not feel threatened by the ruling Patriotic Front-PF.
He said the PF government has failed on its campaign promises and that the people of Zambia are no longer interested in its lies.
Dr Mumba said his party will remain truthful and build on the programmes that have been successful in the past while giving measurable promises to the electorate.
And when asked how his working relation was with the opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) the time they were in a PACT, Dr Mumba refuted the assertion saying his party has never been in a pact with the UPND.
Dr Mumba said the UPND is welcome to join if they were looking for an opposition unity in the country boasting that the MMD was a party with character and is represented in all the 10 provinces.