Mr Banda says there is no fairness in the story alleging that he is working with Solwezi central Member of Parliament Lucky Mulusa to replace MMD president Nevers Mumba.
He added that while the story alleges that there is “an elaborate plan to oust” Dr Mumba, there is no demonstration of how that plan is to be carried out and how much he is involved.
The former President has pleaded not to be drawn into a matter that is entirely an MMD issue.
He said hat although he is constitutionally eligible to run for the republican presidency again, he has decided to devote his time to challenges at continental level.
The former President has further denied claims in the Daily Mail story that a futile attempt was made to contact him and his aides but that their phones went unanswered.
He advised journalists at the Daily Mail who would like to justify their appointments to find better ways of doing that than by thriving on concoctions that do not add value to the journalism profession.
Mr Banda adds that he is a firm believer in constitutionalism, which is why he agrees with MMD deputy national secretary Chembe Nyangu’s statement that a party convention is the best platform for replacing political party leaders.
This is contained in a statement released to QFM by the former president’s deputy administrative assistant Kennedy Limwanya.