MMD Spokesperson, Dora Siliya says Mr. Magande has disqualified himself from the presidential race because he has continued to issue negative statements against his party.
She said in an interview with ZNBC news Thursday, that it is important for bonafide MMD members to respect the rules of the party.
Ms Siliya reminded Mr. Magande that he is a Member of Parliament because the MMD gave him a chance to contest the parliamentary elections under the party ticket.
She also dismissed assertions by Mr. Magande that ever since he left government, the country’s economy has not been performing well.
Ms Siliya said Dr. Situmbeko Musokotwane is the most qualified Minister of Finance Zambia has had and that since his appointment, the country has recorded economic growth.