Nevers declares MMD ceasefire

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jpegMMD President Nevers Mumba has declared an end to the hostilities that have rocked the former ruling party.

Dr. Mumba says the holding of the MMD’s first ever National Policy Conference has marked the end of hostilities that had rocked the party in the last three years.

Dr Mumba says all repentant MMD members who committed gross misconduct during the January 20th presidential election are welcome to return to the party.

Speaking when he opened the MMD National Policy Conference (NPC) meant to reinforce the former ruling party’s founding principles and policies in Lusaka today, Dr Mumba has particularly asked former President Rupiah Banda who campaigned for the ruling PF during the January presidential election to support his own party just like all past republican Presidents had been doing after leaving office.

Dr Mumba however states that party members that will persist on fighting the party and its leadership should on the other hand consider forming their own party which they should call United Fighting Party for Zambia.

And Dr Mumba has disclosed that preparations for the MMD convention have begun.

Dr. Mumba says the MMD will immediately launch elections at branch level all the way to the national level.

He says contrary to what has been alleged by some party members calling for the holding of the national convention that he is afraid to go for a convention, he is in fact itching for the convention and is not afraid.

Dr. Mumba however states that the provisions the party constitution on the time to hold the convention will still be followed.

Among the notables that present at the official opening of the MMD NPC which attracted party National Executive Committee (NEC) members from all ten provinces, included Mumbwa and Ikelengi Members of Parliament Brian Chituwo and Elijah Muchima respectively.