MMD demands withdrawal of Rupiah Banda’s benefits

The MMD has demanded the withdrawal of the benefits enjoyed by  former President Rupiah Banda for his continued engagement in active politics.

MMD National Secretary Mwansa Mbulakulima in a statement said  Mr Banda has clearly and openly demonstrated that he can break the law with impunity since the January 2015 presidential by-election by campaigning for the PF.

Mr Mbulakulima says as a party they are disappointed that they have continued grappling with the misconduct of the former Head of State who in the right sense should have been chief advisor to the party that raised him to the top most position in the land.

He says the MMD has since called an emergency meeting of the National Executive Committee scheduled for this month end to deal with the issue of Mr Banda.

Mr Mbulakulima says the former ruling party is disappointed and disgusted that although Mr Banda has claims to belong to MMD,he has continued to campaigning for the PF since January 2015.

He wonders how the former president can campaign for another political party without resigning his membership of the MMD.

Mr Mbulakulima adds that it is disappointing that Mr Banda has reduced himself to a PF cadre by campaigning in the Solwezi west parliamentary by-election instead of being a statesman and national advisor to all parties as a gift to the Zambian people.

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