I don’t recognise Lungu as president, maintains Nevers Mumba

 

MMD leader Nevers Mumba says reports that he is looking for a job in the PF government are false, adding that he cannot work for a President whom he does not recognise as legitimately elected into office.
And Mumba has appealed to all MMD members who left the former ruling party to apply for readmission before the next convention.
Mumba said this when he featured on a Pan-African radio programme today.

“Ba Lungu even if he stays for five years in office, he goes down in the history as a President who stole an election, and he will be called a thief for that. If I were his friend I would tell him ‘regularise your presidency, legitimise your presidency’. I haven’t been speaking to President Lungu but you are saying that am looking for a job, which job? How can I look for a job in a government that is soon to collapse because of the corruption that its engulfed with? I don’t think it will last,” Mumba said.
“If President Edgar Lungu says come and take over and work with me on this issue, the difficult we will have, especially myself as an individual, is that I do not recognise him as having been legitimately elected. And so we consider his government as illegitimate until the petition is head. If it’s not heard, this dialogue we are talking about should bring us face-to-face in order to allow him understand how we feel because he has really disenfranchised himself by not allowing the process of the court to legitimise him. So basically I will not say lets work with an illegitimate administration.”
Mumba said President Lungu’s failure to fight corruption would destroy his legacy.
“If President Lungu doesn’t effectively tackle corruption, every little effort that he has made will be destroyed. There is no president that has been close to corruption who has made it in the following election. president Rupiah Banda was moving economically, but when the election came, he could not be re-elected. So even Mr Lungu, he can be protected by Mr Governor, but I am more useful to President Lungu, I am more of a friend to President Lungu, I am more of a comrade to Mr Lungu than the Governor. The Governor is trying to allow Mr Lungu not to see what the country is saying about him. I am telling him ‘my brother you can change this. The only way to change is for you to rise up, face the nation’,” Mumba said.
He said PF members were trading on thin ground by acting above the law.
“This government thinks they are above the law, they can do what they want without being questioned. I tell you what, they are trading on dangerous grounds. We have all been in government, I can tell you the temptation of being arrogant. The moment you discern from that position, you will regret the day that you became part of an administration. Right now as we speak, all the heavyweights of the Patriotic Front have left Mr Lungu. President Chiluba when he started talking about the third term, both his vice presidents, all his 21 ministers left president Chiluba. People don’t want to continue serving in a certain way,” he said.
Meanwhile, Mumba said that all those who misappropriated MMD funds would be individually charged soon after the court case was disposed off.
“I want to clarify to the Zambians that there are no two MMDs. Once the case is through in the courts, we are going to securely take over all those facilities and they are going to have to pay a very high price for the mismanagement of resources and the vehicles of the Movement for Multi-party Democracy in the time they have been purporting to be in leadership. And they are going to be individually charged with criminal offences after the court case. Fidgeting with the names of the leadership of the MMD at the Registrar of Societies, that will be a separate criminal charge,” said Mumba.
“Let me assure the nation that this party, we are going to another convention. Shortly after the court case, we are going to another convention. I want all those who left to apply to be readmitted to this party.”

COMMENTS

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    mr t 2 months

    go back kuli bushimapepo
    some of you,you are not evern a politician
    you are going to be punished duble on earth and on heaven

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    vuyo 2 months

    kalikeka tembo, UNDER WHICH CONSTITUTION WILL THE SO CALLED PETITION BE HEARD? THE ZAMBIAN CONSTITUTION DEMANDS ALL PETITIONS BE HEARD WITHIN 14DAYS, CAN YOU COUNT FOR ME HOW MANY DAYS FROM THE TIME WE HAD OUR GENERAL ELECTIONS PLEASE?
    SECONDLY I CALL MUMBA CHIPUBA BECAUSE HE IS JUST THAT WHETHER ELDER OR NOT, HE MAKES IT DIFFICULT FOR YOU ONES TO RESPECT ELDERLY WHEN THEY ARE FOOLISH OLD PEOPLE.

    AND I SAY AGAIN NEVERS MUMBA CHIPUBAFYE NO SENSE AT ALL, AND LUNGU AND HIS PF GROUP ARE THIEVES BUT THAT DOESNT MEAN HE IS NOT PRESIDENT, HE IS JUST A CORRUPT AND BAD PRESIDENT FOR ZAMBIA

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    REX TEMBO 2 months

    Very true doctor,only fools can recognise the failed
    leadership.

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    Clare 2 months

    Lungu is not a president for Zambia he stole he is the one who faces treason let him come to England he will vow never to travel anywhere again . All wgat he is doing is to steal from you silly stupid dumb Zambians who are pretenders . How can someone acquire such wealth in a year . He is doing that because he is not a Zambian. Wake up Zambians donot be fooled

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    Jimmy shaba 2 months

    So wat?

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    Gift fulayi 2 months

    lets agree when something has happen.

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    VUYO niwewo chipuba,hw do u insult un older person like Ba NEVERS MUMBA,this issue of recogonising ba E C LUNGU is not new 4 u 2 start insulting snr citizens,even me if u ask me is E C LUNGU a president my answer wil b of which country.coz 4 me n others i mean right thinking citizen our stance n Question is who decrayed ba lungu? show me de court judgement,vuyo if u take yo child 2 school u expect yo childs end of tarm o year results on paper from de school head o teacher is it not so?yo cnt get school results from yo childs mouth dat yo child has pass number one o his got 6 points from de univesity n u start celebrating n buying him expensive gifts b4 u c papers from de school o univesity,mumbas stance is simple let de corrupt judges open de presidential petition,let ECZ chulu explain were chitulika which produced ova 30.000 votes is.y lundazi 8000 votes were not gvn pa first place,y ova 10.000 votes were found mu bin kwa kanyama,y chavuma find himself mu saver room ku ECZ.these n other things wil help pipo

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      JACOB 2 months

      If Nevers Mumba and his boss HH still cling to their phantasm that ECL is not President of this Country,no body will owe them the obligation to pump sense in their brains.Question is who is in State House now?Some other character served a cool FOUR Months behind bars and Nevers Mumba could not even call the President he recognizes to extricate his boss from incarceration.There even suggestions that ECL should pardon the guy so that he goes back to his Bed.Why did Mumba Nevers not protest those who were making these appeals that they should stop asking an illegitimate President to offer some mercy? Nevers remained NDWIII!!!

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    vuyo 2 months

    BA MUMBA MULIFYE CHIPUBA TATA, EVEN IF YOU DONT OR WONT RECOGNIZE LUNGU WHO CARES YOU ARE JUST A USELESS OLD MAN, AND YES WE KNOW YOU HAVE BEEN LOOK FOR KA POSITION MU PF, WE HAVE EVIDENCE

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    Judison Muztamba 2 months

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