Post:Namakando Back in Mongu from State House meeting unable to walk, talk

The Post Newspaper has reported in today’s edition that Mongu has been engulfed in suspicion after chairman for the dissolved Western province MMD committee  Namasiku Namakando arrived in Mongu unable to walk and talk, from his ‘reconcili

President Banda at State House

President Banda at State House

atory’ meeting with President Rupiah Banda at State House.

According to the Post, another member of the dissolved committee  Kenneth Musangu has been confined at home after he suffered a stomach upset and persistent headache upon arrival in Mongu  from Lusaka.

Musangu, who was the provincial youth chairman in the dissolved committee said (to the Post) Namakando stopped talking and became seriously ill en route to Mongu on a state house vehicle last Sunday and was rushed to Lewanika general hospital upon arrival.

Another source told the Post that Namakando is not walking and not talking and that he is on a drip.

But the Daily Mail reports that suspended MMD Western Province executive committee has reconciled with the party leadership and has pledged to deliver a 100 percent vote to President Banda in the 2011 general elections.

According to the Daily Mail, Suspended provincial chairman Namasiku Namakando and the entire executive committee met with senior party officials over the weekend and resolved to reconcile.

Mr Namakando confirmed in an interview (with the Daily Mail) in Lusaka that the executive committee decided to reconcile with the party in the interest of the people of Western Province and the nation.

“We have decided to work together. We have agreed to work together as a team,” he said.

He appealed to all party officials and ordinary MMD members to rally behind President Banda’s leadership.
“We have to support our President so that we can develop our province,” he said.

Mr Namakando said the MMD in Western Province will work hard to re-organise the party to ensure that it maintains its popularity.

“Let us be united and re-dedicate ourselves to the party. Let us work hard to strengthen our party in readiness for the 2011 elections,” he said.

Mr Namakando said there is need for the party to be united because divisions destroy achievements scored.

He said Government has pledged to continue with its development projects in Western Province, citing construction of the Mongu-Kalabo road as one of the projects.

“When there is development in the country, people will always follow our party,” he said.

And suspended provincial youth chairman Musangu Njamba said he is happy that the divisions have come to an end.

“It is good to see that whatever was going on has come to an end. Divisions are not good for the party…we need to embrace unity,” he said.

Mr Njamba said as youths, they are ready to start re-organising the party from the grassroots.

“We are looking forward to the 2011 elections. We are going to deliver votes,” he said.

He urged fellow youths to rally behind President Banda and his leadership.

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