Acting MMD Party Spokesperson Ms Irene Musonda has advised Father Frank Bwalya to avoid the unproductive culture of constant bickering and getting bogged down in pointless attacks on Dr. Nevers Mumba and instead calmly explain to the nation why the PF failed to launch the much publicised revised PF Manifesto at the PF Rally held at the Heroes Stadium rally on Saturday 21st May, 2016.
She said a Party Manifesto is an extremely important document particularly at the launch of a party’s campaign programme for a major election like the August 2016 elections. Zambians were looking forward to hear the new plans the party-in-government had to get the people out of the present economic quagmire. If Father Bwalya cannot disclose the reasons why they failed to launch the Manifesto, the MMD is more than willing to help them.
She said many political analysts are aware that the reason the MMD has been a target for electoral alliances, is because it holds the key to the outcome of this year’s elections and the first party which publicly approached Dr. Nevers Mumba for an alliance was the PF through President Edgar Lungu himself. When discussions stalled with the PF, the MMD was approached by the UPND almost two months ago, who seemed more straight-forward and exhibited real concern and seriousness in bringing real solutions to the challenges facing the Zambian people.