Presidential Candidate for the Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) Rupiah Bwezani Banda is calling for unity among the party and nation to move forward peacefully now that the High Court has declared him the sole official candidate of the former ruling party.
“I call on all members of the MMD as well as all Zambians who believe a better future is possible to unite together,” Banda said. “Let there be no bitterness or hostility, and let us overcome the things that separate us and embrace everything that unites us in purpose and national solidarity.”
RB’s message of unity follows upon MMD National Secretary Muhabi Lungu’s declaration that Banda has been officially confirmed by the High Court as the sole presidential candidate of the party to contest the January 20 elections.
The MMD will not be deterred by false attempts to create confusion regarding the candidacy by some suspended members. The Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) has already recognised Rupiah Banda as the candidate on the MMD ticket and as such acknowledged the official letter received from the party secretariat, putting an end to the matter.
“As always, the MMD’s doors are open, and we welcome back any and all party members regardless of past positions or alliances to join in our campaign to lead Zambia safely through this transitional period to deliver a people-driven constitution before 2016,” Banda said. “We have done it before, and we can do it again. This is no time for experiments – it is a time for peace, unity, and determination to change Zambia for the better.”
Rupiah Banda’s media team