MMD Lunte Member of Parliament, Felix Mutati, has urged party officials not to despair following the party’s recent defeat in the Kasama and Solwezi Central parliamentary by-elections.
Mr Mutati said the defeat should not be interpreted as the beginning of the downfall of the ruling party as it was still a great party.
Addressing ward officials at Kapatu in Mporokoso district yesterday, Mr Mutati said the defeat should serve as an inspiration to all MMD officials on the need to reorganize the party to make it meet the aspirations of the people.
The MP, who is on a tour of developmental projects in his constituency, said there is need to enhance unity in the party and avoid finger-pointing which could work to the detriment of the party.
He observed that the defeat in the Kasama and Solwezi parliamentary by-elections could be an indication that the opposition was getting better organized, hence the need for the MMD to step up its activities at all levels.
Mr Mutati said there is need to strike a balance between political pronouncements and the physical delivery of development projects.
He has since urged ward officials in his constituency to come up with budgets for party mobilization so that they could strengthen their structures at branch level.
The MMD recently lost the Kasama and Solwezi Central Parliament to the opposition.