Chipata MP to address rally with HH Saturday, as most MPs make move

Chipata MP to address rally with HH Saturday, as most MPs make move

Almost all MMD Members of Parliament (MP’s ) who have not yet endorsed Hakainde Hichilema for the January 20, 2015 Presidential election have resolved to do so.
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.

“We have resolved to support HH. Nevers Mumba can not win us an election. He can not even win where he comes from so why should other people give him a vote. Only Howard Kunda and Mwansa Mbulakulima have remained with Nevers. Let us see how he is going to win,” one MP told the Zambian Watchdog in an exclusive interview.
The source said the Mwandi Member of Parliament Micheal Kaingu said he will decide by Monday.
Meanwhile, close to fifty MMD NEC Members will on Sunday meet to discuss the possible endorsing of Hakainde Hichilema. The NEC Members have also expressed a vote of no confidence in Nevers Mumba.
“As NEC we know who can sell MMD. Not Nevers Mumba. We will be meeting this Sunday. You know we work in tandem with MP’s so if MP’s have endorsed HH who are we to oppose,” a senior NEC Member said.
From fifty five (55) NEC Members only eight (8) are in support of Nevers Mumba’s candidature. The rest (forty seven) will endorse Hakainde Hichilema.
Those that support Nevers Mumba are Mr. Stephen Mukuka Provincial Chairperson for Northern Province,a Mr. Bowa chairperson Muchinga, Elizabeth Chitika, Winnie Zaloumis who has been appointed Deputy National Secretary,Peter Machungwa, Howard Kunda, Mwansa Mbulakulima and a Mr. Kapwepwe the Northwestern Province provincial chairperson.
“Since now the courts of law have to chose candidates for political parties and have imposed Nevers Mumba, we will shift our support to HH,” another NEC Member said.


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