Nevers Mumba is holding on to the MMD like a dog does to a bone, says Rufunsa MMD member of parliament Kenneth Chipungu.
Chipungu said in an interview that Mumba did not want to go to the convention because he felt he had a grip on the party and could prevail over everyone.
“We are senior members of the party and if we are not consulted, I think it is better to close up. It is very unfortunate. It’s all very unfortunate. I don’t know what we can do. Because that man has his grip on the party, it is like a dog having a bone, can you remove it?” Chipungu asked.
He also said there was no life in MMD and that he wondered what value PF would accrue from an alliance with it.
“An alliance is welcome but whether we can be of value to PF is another thing because what I see happening as we approach May is the same pattern which appeared when voting on the Constitution, where one group will go to UPND and another to PF because it is the MPs who matter anyway,” said Chipungu, who served as sports minister during Rupiah Banda’s regime. “Right now, there are totally newcomers in the MMD. All of us have been thrown outside. And if we are interested in standing, we will have to choose another [party]. You can see the way they are divided when it comes to voting in Parliament; some work with UPND, while some work with PF, meaning that I don’t think there is any life in MMD.
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