MMD National Secretary Katele Kalumba has urged party members to give the National Executive Committee a chance to ratify President Rupiah Banda as acting party president.
Dr. Kalumba says other members interested in the MMD presidency should wait until the next party convention.
He said in Lusaka, wednesday that President Banda should be allowed to assume party leadership for administrative convenience.
The NEC is scheduled to meet on February 7, to consider the proposal for Mr. Banda to act as President of the ruling MMD.
And a senior MMD official in Kafue has challenged some MMD National Executive Committee (NEC) Members who are allegedly holding dark corner meetings to come out in the open if they want to form their own political party.
MMD District vice Treasurer John Mwansa said the party in the District has received information that some MMD NEC officials and some prominent businessmen were meeting at a named guest house contemplating to form a political party .
He said that those contemplating should just come out in the open than hiding in the name of the MMD.
He said that the party in Kafue will not be taken by surprise if the new political party will be formed because Kafue has been a breeding place for the opposition political parties.
He said MMD is not afraid to face any opposition political party in any given election because it is already established.
Mr. Mwansa however, stated that any one is free to form a political party because that is his or her democratic right. He appealed to the entire MMD members not to fall prey to such activities and to concentrate on rebuilding the party.
He stated that the 2011 elections will be more tough because a lot of new parties which will be formed to challenge the ruling MMD.
And Mr. Mwansa has hailed the decision by some NEC members to appoint to Republican President Rupiah Banda as party President.
He said the decision to be adopted by the NEC when they meet will enhance unity in the party.
Mr. Mwansa urged Mr. Banda to do his best to ensure unity in the ruling party if the MMD is to scope the 2011 general elections.
He said the President has shown maturity and wisdom adding that the party is going to be stronger with him as Acting Party President.