The MMD on the Copperbelt have rejected calls and manoeuvres by PF sponsored senior officials to convene an Extra-general meeting to remove Nevers Mumba as president.
The party in the province has instead asked the senior traitors to leave the party as Dr Mumba’s mandate has not expired.
MMD vice presidents Michael Kaingu, Brian Chituwo and other foul-mouthed former MPs whose seats were nullified due to rampant corruption have demanded that an extraordinary convention be convened to allow the National Executive Committee to put in place a new leadership.
But the Copperbelt MMD leadership said calls for an extraordinary convention were misplaced.
Briefing the press after a provincial meeting held in Kitwe on Saturday attended by representatives from all the districts on the Copperbelt, provincial party chairperson Joseph Zulu said those trying to hound out leader Nevers Mumba should abandon their maneuvers or leave the party themselves.
Mr Zulu who was reading the meeting resolutions said the province was solidly behind party leader Dr Mumba.
“We have resolved that the two vice presidents and other people calling for an extraordinary convention to stop issuing statements through the media.
“We have said no to an extraordinary convention until Nevers Mumba completes his term and those who are not ready to work with him should leave the MMD,” Mr Zulu said.
He said the Dr Kaingu and his counterpart Dr Chituwo including Ms Siliya and other peoplecalling for an extraordinary convention should not think that they were more important than the party.
Mr Zulu said MMD was more important than individuals because just like others, they would leave but the party would remain.
“What we are telling them is to come back to the fold but if they don’t want, we are saying let them go and we don’t mind them leaving because we have had other leaders who have gone and MMD has remained,” Mr Zulu said.
Notable people present included party Copperbelt women’s chairperson Edith Mataka and provincial information and publicity secretary Yotam Mtayachalo.