The vacant Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) vice presidency has attracted interest from a number of senior party members.
Following yesterday’s announcement by Works and Supply Minister Mike Mulongoti that he will contest the vice presidency, party Legal committee chairperson Bwalya Chiti is said to be the latest member to show interest.
Sources told QFM that Mr. Chiti has also expressed interest in vying for the ruling party’s vice presidency.
Others said to be interested for vacant position since the party’s last convention in 2006 are MMD committee member Walisiku Lisulo, and foreign affairs minister who is also party deputy national chairman Kabinga Pande.
The MMD has set April 5th to 7th as the dates for the national convention.
Meanwhile MMD in Lusaka Central constituency have challenged party chairman for elections Mike Mulongoti to tell the nation what he has done for the MMD for him to contest the vacant position of party vice president.
Constituency chairman Chilekwa Munkonge says as much as the party constitution allows MMD members to contest for various positions of their choice, the vice presidential position requires someone who has contributed to the welfare of the general membership of the party.
Mr. Munkonge added that his constituency has resolved to rally behind Republican Vice President George Kunda for the party vice presidency ahead of the forthcoming convention slated for Kabwe in April.
He says Mr. Kunda has is the suitable candidate for the position as he has contributed to the welfare of the party and the general membership.
And Mr. Munkonge has further said that the majority of the MMD members have endorsed the candidature of Mr. Kunda as a preferred candidate at the convention daring Mr. Mulongoti to go ahead with his ambitions if he is able to withstand the pressure.
[ QFM ]