Former president Rupiah Banda says the MMD has endorsed him as its presidential candidate in a special election due in January.
Banda told reporters in Lusaka that:
“We have very little time for campaigns and all genuine MMD members should support this decision. Yesterday 19 out of 23 of our members of parliament voted that I should be the party’s candidate,”said Banda.
MMD president Nevers Mumba was however not at the party offices at a time of Banda’s address. He is believed to have gone to consult lawyers to block Banda.