MMD NEC Chairman for Education Tobby Maliti has challenged the Mutati faction to admit that they are a lawless bunch who have been dribbled by the PF and apologize to the party for the disaster that took place in Kabwe last month.
Reacting to the threats coming from the Mutati faction, Mr. Maliti has challenged Nakacinda to stop defending the indefensible but come out in the open that they made a disastrous mistake and in the process misled and destroyed political careers of many people around the country, especially in Eastern province, who are now confused and stranded. Mr. Maliti said Mutati and group must accept that the PF did a ‘donchi kubeba’ on them using RB and President Lungu where Mutati had been hood-winked that if he could to overtake Nevers Mumba after the fake ‘alliance text message’ from President Lungu and fake reconciliation efforts by RB, he would get the running-mate position.
He said Mutati does not learn lessons and fell in the same ‘sangwapo’ trap with the UPND in 2015, when he rushed to overtake Nevers Mumba by rushing to fly round the country to campaign with HH thinking he would get the Vice-President position if they won.
Mr. Maliti said now that the ‘convention dust’ had settled, the Mutati group should come clean and address simple and straight-forward questions on the illegality of the Kabwe gathering.
He has charged that Mutati has no respect for the MMD Constitution nor the Republican Constitution because he knew that the Lusaka High Court had upheld his expulsion from the MMD but casually brushed that aside and proceeded to organize that gathering in Kabwe with impunity. He challenged the conveners of the gathering, Mbulakulima and Nakacinda, to tell the nation that they were on suspension from the party at the time of the gathering and had no mandate to convene that gathering. He also challenged them to release the delegate list to assess its authenticity.
Mr. Maliti has said the whole exercise was a comedy drama ‘starring’ Mutati, who was sure of getting the running mate position but was suddenly dribbled when President Lungu announced that his running mate was Inonge Wina, in full view of his Godfather RB, who had been rushed from Kabwe by a ZAF helicopter to Heroes’ Stadium usIng taxapyers’ money to ‘deliver’ the MMD to PF.
On 6th June, 2016, the Daily Nation carried a story attributed to expelled Lunte MP Felix Mutati threatening to discipline and ‘sort out’ Dr. Nevers Mumba for questioning the legality of the said convention.