MMD president Nevers Mumba says his preoccupation is to deal with the issues affecting the Zambian people despite facing a rebellion in his party.
And Mumba challenged the five PF compromised people opposed to his leadership to instead leave the party themselves.
Dr. Mumba has told Qfm News in an interview that his focus is to provide leadership to the MMD and prepare the party for the 2016 general election.
Dr. Mumba has maintained that the MMD is still a robust and forward moving political party.
He adds that it is not the first time the former ruling party has found itself in a situation where party members are holding different views on an issue.
Dr Mumba states that it is for this reason that he thinks any problem that arises in the party can only be resolved within the party.
And speaking to ZNBC radio 4 yesterday, Mumba said he was going to put his foot down and has since asked the five PF compromised leaders opposed to his leadership to step aside.
Mumba wondered how only party vice-presidents Mike Kaingu and Dr. Brian Chituwo, Party Spokesperson Dora Siliya, NEC Member Lucky Mulusa and Kapembwa Simbao were the only ones agitating to have him removed from MMD party presidency.
Mr. said he was tired of fighting the same people for the last two years and has now challenged them to leave the party or he will institute disciplinary measures against them.
He said those who feel like they cant work with him as party president should step aside as it was amazing that only five people were calling for a convention and that he has since activated the party disciplinary to deal with anyone contravening the party constitution.