January 23, 2018 – MOVEMENT for Multi-Party Democracy (MMD) youths on the Copperbelt have continued demanding that embattled Dr Nevers Mumba to stop masquerading as MMD president as they only recognize Felix Mutati as the legitimate Party president.
In a statement released to ZANIS in Kitwe yesterday, MMD Copperbelt Provincial Youth Chairman James Phiri warned Dr. Mumba to stay away from the MMD claiming that he failed to run the party when he was the opposition party president.
Mr. Phiri said if Dr. Mumba was truly a man of God, he should respect the fact that MMD members no longer want him to lead the party.
Dr. Mumba has no followers on the Copperbelt and that his presence in the province over the weekend was meant to cause confusion in the party, he said.
He said that Dr Mumba should stop imposing himself on the party as the MMD was a democratic party where leaders are chosen to lead at a given time unlike imposing themselves.
In 2016, Dr. Mumba was declared by the court as the legitimate president for the MMD following a court suit he filed against the Felix Mutati faction which elected the latter as party president.
The divisions over the two leaders have continued to tear apart the party as most senior officials have crossed over to either the United Party for National Development (UPND) or the ruling Patriotic Front (PF).