The United Party for National Development (UPND) has asked expelled MMD Kafulafuta Member of Parliament George Mpombo to concentrate on resolving his expulsion from the ruling party.
UPND Lusaka Province Youth Coordinator, Brian Hapunda says Mr. George Mpombo should first deal with his expulsion from the MMD and then join the UPND/PF pact before beginning to give advice on internal matters such as the pact presidency.
Mr Mpombo is quoted in today’s Post newspapers as saying that it is very clear that the Patriotic Front (PF) is much bigger than the UPND, and that this should be one of the factors the two parties should consider in arriving at the PF-UPND pact presidency.
But Mr Hapunda describes as unfortunate that Mr. Mpombo has decided to put across his advice through the media instead of talking to the pact leadership directly.
Meanwhile, Mr. Hapunda says UPND leader, Hikainde Hichilema has shown unprecedented maturity by choosing not to respond to attacks by his counterpart from the PF.
He says Mr. Hichilema has served the pact from breaking by exhibiting a high level of maturity.