The fast moving UPND/MMD Alliance ‘train’ arrived at Mpezeni Park, Chipata on Saturday 18th June, 2016 to address a thunderous joint rally led by UPND President Hakainde Hichilema, UPND Running-mate and Vice-President Godfrey Bwalya Mwamba, MMD President Dr. Nevers Mumba, 2nd Vice-President Dr. Canicius Banda and others. The Alliance partners made their first stop early morning at Paramount Chief Mpezeni’s palace to pay tribute to His Royal Highness before proceeding for a church service at Mwami SDA church in Chipata town.
Speaking at the rally later, MMD President Dr. Nevers Mumba told the tumultious crowd to ignore the ‘Gon’ga’ MMD under expelled Felix Mutati as it was manufactured in a laboratory by Mr. Rupiah Banda at a fake convention in Kabwe sponsored by Mr. Edgar Lungu. He said Mr. Lungu had come to the Eastern Province at the beginning of the year to announce that if he did not work with the MMD he would lose this year’s elections. Dr. Mumba said that as a pastor he had come to endorse and confirm Mr. Lungu’s own prophecy that indeed he will lose the 2016 Elections because he had chosen to work with a Gon’ga MMD not the legitimate MMD where he, Dr Mumba, is the legitmately and democratically elected president.
Dr. Mumba said the gathering together of experienced former senior government leaders and millions of ordinary Zambians from all walks of life around the UPND across the whole country is a sure sign that things were not well in the country and as had happened in 1991, Zambians had decided to set aside their differences and personal agendas to come together in a common cause to find an urgent answer to save the country’s economy from total collapse and hunger.