Chituwo, Musokotwane rubbish PF alliance as Nakachinda tells Mumba to behave

MMD President Nevers Mumba’s long time confidant Raphael Nakachinda who is also Party Spokesperson says Nevers Mumba should give a listening ear to Members of Parliament calling for a convetion.

And MMD Liuwa Member of Parliament Situmbeko Musokotwane has rubbished reports that he is in support of an MMD alliance with the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) ahead of this year’s elections.

Meanwhile, Mumbwa MP Brian Chituwo says the MMD has become a shell that he cannot continue to belong t.

In an exclusive interview with the Zambian Watchdog, Mr. Nakachinda said it will be cheap for Nevers Mumba to dismiss concerns by MMD MP’s who have among other things called for a national convention.

Mr. Nakachinda said Mumba will bé destroying the party if he ignored the concerns raised by MP’s.

” It is cheap to just dismiss what the MP’s and other members have raised by saying a decision has been made. The leadership has to apply its mind and look at things critically otherwise they will destroy the party” he said.

Raphael Nakachinda was until recently one of Nevers Mumba’s confidants but it seems he has thrown in a towel.

And MMD Liuwa Member of Parliament Situmbeko Musokotwane has rubbished reports that he is in support of an MMD alliance with the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) ahead of this year’s elections.

Dr. Musokotwane says he cannot support an alliance with party that has failed to address the concerns of the Zambian people.

He says the PF government has failed to respect human rights and the rule of law, among other things.

Dr. Musokotwane adds that it would be ridiculous for him to convince the Zambian people to vote for the PF when the party contributed to the downfall of the MMD.

The former Finance has reminded MMD members of Parliament supporting the idea of an alliance with the PF to remember how the ruling party attempted to unregister the former ruling party and accused them of dishonest when their seats were petitioned after the 2011 elections.

And Dr Chituwo, who is Mumbwa Central MMD member of parliament, says he is ready to stand on the UPND ticket to defend his seat if adopted. Meanwhile, Brian Chituwo says the  MMD has become a shell that he could  continue to belong to.

Meanwhile, Dr Chituwo says Zambia needs political change to usher in new players that will re-look at national issues holistically.

Commenting on the leadership rift that has rocked the former ruling party, Dr Chituwo wished those of his colleagues who want to cling on to the MMD good luck.

“You will recall that we foresaw this in 2012, that president Nevers Mumba cannot take the MMD anywhere! And this is why it was necessary to have a convention. I don’t know how many of my colleagues would want to stand on the MMD ticket, how?” Dr Chituwo wondered.

“…because MMD is now a shell. But those of my colleagues who want to stand on the party, I can only wish them good luck. MMD is no longer a party I can belong to!”

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