The MPs mainly from Eastern province made the resolution following the insistence by MMD President Nevers Mumba to contest the elections as the party’s candidate.
Meanwhile close to fifty MMD National Executive Committee(NEC) members who endorsed the candidature of former President Rupiah Banda will over the weekend meet to discuss the endorsement of Hakainde Hichilema.
On the MPs, only two have resolved to support Dr. Nevers Mumba. The two MPs still supporting Mumba are Muchinga Member of Parliament Howard Kunda and Chembe Member of Parliament Mwansa Mbulakulima who has been appointed Acting National Secretary.
Meanwheile, Chipata Central MP Mtolo Phiri is tomorrow expected to join UPND campaigns on the Copperbelt. Meanwhile, Kasenengwa MP Victoria Kalima and Sinda MP Levy Ngoma addressed UPND supporters at the Supreme Court during Hichilema’s filing in. Information on the ground is that most MMD MPs will join flight HH.
Watch Hichilema address supporters after filing in nominations.