MMD Copperbelt spokesperson Peter Phiri says the opposition party may support the UPND if internal leadership squabbles continue.
Meanwhile, the MMD leadership in Ndola has defected to the Democratic Front.
Phiri, in an interview, said people who had failed to respect the leadership of Nevers Mumba should leave the party in peace.
“What is happening is very disturbing and we must state that as a province, we may support the opposition, in this case the UPND. So we want these issues to be sorted out on time. We are running out of time for campaigns,” Phiri said. “So those who are in charge of leadership should help us. What is it that we should fight for? Even last year in the presidential election, that is why we got those few votes because of infighting.”
He also wondered why the MMD faction led by Felix Mutati was using former president Rupiah Banda’s campaign chitenge materials.
“We are wondering why these people are using RB chitenge materials when we have a president in Nevers Mumba. So we challenge these people to come out in the open and tell us what is happening,” said Phiri.
Meanwhile, former Ndola MMD secretary Frank Sikombe, who announced the defection of the party’s district executive to DF, said Miles Sampa’s party was the only one that had a future for the Zambian people.
“We have decided to join the progressive party of Miles Sampa. We feel the man has the heart for the poor people of Zambia. Look at what he has done for the people of Matero! It speaks volumes, so we though of joining hands with him in liberating the Zambian people,” said Sikombe.
“The works of Miles Sampa speak volumes and all well-meaning Zambians should support Miles Sampa because he carries the vision of Michael Sata, who stood for the poor. When MMD was leaving office, mealie-meal was going at K35. President Sata also sustained that but immediately Edgar Lungu took charge, things have moved from bad to worse. So why should we keep him when he is subjecting us to poverty?”