UPND MPs won’t resign in solidarity with MMD
The opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) says it is unreasonable for anyone to suggest that UPND parliamentarians should resign in solidarity with the MMD if the former ruling party’s deregistration is upheld.
UPND Deputy Spokesperson Cornelius Mweetwa says the party has never even thought of making such a decision because it knows how costly by-elections are.
Mr. Mweetwa says there is no way the UPND should involve itself in a dispute which is between the registrar of societies and the MMD.
He was reacting to sentiments by People’s Party national coordinator Edwin Sakala that the deregistration of the MMD is a constitutional crisis which can result into fresh elections if the UPND MPs could also declare solidarity by resigning.
In an interview with QFM, Mr. Mweetwa says the UPND should not be expected to join in the dispute, which is currently in the courts of law.