Dr Mumba has reiterated that Felix Mutati who was elected MMD leader at a convention held over the weekend in Kabwe is not recognised by the party because he was allegedly elected illegally.
He says this is why he even went ahead and paid the Presidential nomination fee deposit to the electoral commission of Zambia -ECZ- as the MMD Presidential candidate for the August 11 general elections.
Dr. Mumba was speaking to ZNBC News in an interview.
Meanwhile the MMD -leadership in seven provinces say Dr. Mumba is the party’s legitimate president.
MMD Southern Province chairperson Michael Kashinka says this is because Dr. Mumba was duly elected as President of the party in 2015.
And MMD Copperbelt Chairperson Denson Chisunka alleged that Felix Mutati was illegally elected as president for the party.
Mr. Chisunka claims that Mr. Mutati is aware that procedure was not followed during the meeting where Mr. Mutati was elected as MMD president.
But Mr. Mutati has maintained that he is the leader of the party and that he was elected legally.
Speaking through the Mutati led MMD faction National Secretary, Raphael Nachinda, Mr Mutati has reiterated that party held a convention following the court’s decision to throw out the injunction against the convention.
And the Electoral Commission of Zambia -ECZ- has confirmed receiving Presidential nomination fee deposit from Dr. Mumba.
ECZ Public Relations Manager Cris Akufuna says the commission received the money from Dr. Mumba before the injunction was thrown out by the courts.
Mr. Akufuna adds that the commission will not make any changes until the two parties sort-out the matter.