MMD maintains RB endorsement for 2011

MMD National Secretary, Katele Kalumba, says the party’s supreme body will meet this weekend  to decide whether to dissolve the party organs to pave way for party elections in readiness for the party convention or not.

And Dr Kalumba told ZANIS in Mazabuka today that the National Executive Committee (NEC) has not changed its endorsement of Rupiah Banda as its Presidential candidate in the 2011 general elections.

He reiterated that whether the party goes to the convention or not, President Banda remains the party’s sole candidate for the Republican Presidency.

Dr Kalumba said the meeting, which will be chaired by President Banda, will set guidelines on how the elections would be conducted should NEC resolve to dissolve the lower organs.

He said the party will not tolerate any unauthorised dissolution of party organs in Mazabuka and Monze districts because it weakens the popularity of the ruling party.

Dr Kalumba said the dissolution of party organs in the two districts is a recipe for anarchy and could help the opposition to strengthen their support.

He also said his office is aware of the illegal activities of a clique of senior party officials who are bent on creating disturbances in the party through fake dissolution.

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