MMD confirms intentions to form pact with UNIP

The MMD has confirmed that it has intentions to enter into a pact with the United National Independence Party UNIP as the country heads towards the 2011 tripartite elections.

Speaking to Q fm in a telephone interview, MMD National Secretary Katele Kalumba said the ruling party has always been a movement from which most political parties in the country originated from.
Dr. Kalumba said the MMD has never closed its doors to anyone who wants to join its ranks.

He said it is not strange that UNIP could find a common ground with the ruling party even though it was an adversary party during the early 1990s.

He said a pact between the UNIP and the MMD cannot be peculiar in any way stating that if the ANC and National party did it at the time Zambia was fighting for independence.

And Dr. Kalumba said it is not only UNIP which has shown interest in forming a political pact with the MMD.

He said there are possibilities of discussions with what he called ‘Very Big Political Parties’ in the country which he refused to mention.

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