“We’ll Discipline Erring Party Members”-Siliya
Opposition MMD spokesperson Dora Siliya has threatened disciplinary action against senior party members planning to derail the hosting of the forthcoming national convention.
Ms. Siliya says the party has received information that some senior members are trying to destabilize and derail the hosting of the convention despite calls from the general populous of the party that they want an elective president.
She stressed that the main aim of the convention is to elect a president and amend the MMD constitution to allow for the position of vice president.
Speaking during a media briefing in Lusaka, Ms Siliya also dispelled wide speculations suggesting that she was eyeing the party’s top position.
The MMD has since set May 25th, 2012 as the date for provincial conventions to elect the party’s new leader.
The convention will see the election of a new party president to replace former president Rupiah Banda who relinquished the position last month.
Among the party’s presidential aspirants includes former Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry Felix Mutati, Zambia’s former High Commissioner to Canada Nevers Mumba and former Minister of Finance and National Planning Situmbeko Musokotwane.
Others are Chisamba Member of Parliament Moses Muteteka who is the party’s Youth National Chairman and former Minister of Foreign Affairs Kabinga Pande.