Kavindele urges ‘dead’ MMD to formally disband

Former MMD president Enock Kavindele has called for the disbandment of the former ruling party saying it has lost its relevance to the governance of the country.

Mr Kavindele said while the opposition was important in any democracy, it was clear that the MMD was not adding any value to the governance issues because of the persistent squabbles.

The former ruling party got 15 000 votes across the country in the last presidential by-election is likely to get less in 2016. It is safe to predict that in 2016, the MMD will not win a single parliamentary seat. 

The confusion which emerged prior to the last month’s elections has persisted with pro and against Dr Mumba supporters clashing over the weekend at the party secretariat.

“The MMD will not be the first to disband; the ACC (African National Congress) did the same thing and its members joined UNIP after facing similar problems,” Mr Kavindele said in an interview.

“There is no way the biggest opposition party can get just 15,000 votes in a presidential election.

Mr Kavindele also advised Patriotic Front (PF) leader Edgar Lungu not to tolerate any advances by the MMD for a merger because the party would not add any value to the ruling party.

“There is nothing to merge with the PF, they know that the party has lost value and they want to ride on the PF; so let them disband and then members can join the ruling party.

“Surely Frederick Chiluba must be turning in the grave to know what is happening in MMD, the party which was very strong,” he said.

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