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Convention to decide Veep position

Headlines Convention to decide Veep position

President Rupiah Banda

President Banda says the decision to freeze the position of the MMD party vice-president can only be made at the national convention.

The President said this in response to queries from journalists on the status of the party’s vice-presidency.

“I am not aware of the freezing of the position of party vice-president. Somebody jumped the gun. That decision has to be made by the convention. I was also surprised to see it in the paper,” he said.

And acting national secretary Chembe Nyangu said proposals for the freezing of the position of vice-president will be tabled at the national convention.

“There was an element of trying to freeze the position but the decision can only be made at the convention. A few members thought that the position was creating problems, so they proposed amendments for it to be scrapped but the decision will be made at the convention,” he said.

“I am not aware of the freezing of the position of party vice-president. Somebody jumped the gun. That decision has to be made by the convention. I was also surprised to see it in the paper,” he said.

Mr Nyangu said MMD members who wish to contest the position are free to do so.

“So far we have Vice-President George Kunda and Patrick Musonda, who are interested in the position and they will be allowed to file their nominations,” he said.

Mr Nyangu, however, said some members feel strongly that the position must be scrapped or frozen and the matter would be debated at the convention.

He also said only members who are in good standing with the party will be allowed to contest positions at the convention.

“Even those who are not in good standing can attempt to file nominations but they will not be accepted,” he said.

Those who are on the blacklist, according to Mr Nyangu, include Katuba member of Parliament Jonas Shakafuswa, Kafulafuta MP George Mpombo, former Minister of Works and Supply and MMD elections chairman Mike Mulongoti and former Lufwanyama councillor David Kalutwa.

And commenting on the decision by the court to throw out Mr Mulongoti’s injunction against the MMD, Mr Nyangu responded, “He had it coming.”

Mr Mulongoti had filed an injunction asking the court to restrain the party from accepting nominations from any member, to protect his right to be elected to a party position.

High Court judge Nigel Mutuna argued that Mr Mulongoti was suspended from the MMD and he had no rights to protect.
[ Zambia Daily Mail ]

8 COMMENTS

  1. tifuna kuziba who are the nominees weh??
    so far
    President: RB
    Veep: GK, musonda
    NC: mabenga
    vNC: ??
    NS: ??
    vNS: Nyangu

  2. MBITA CHITALA, DR RODGER CHONGWE, EDITH NAWAKWI AND MANY OTHERS DEEPILY REGRET FOR SUPPORTING RUPIAH IN 2008. IMAGIN ANOTHER 5YEARS UNDER UNDER RUPIAH AND CORRUPT MMD? VIOLENCE,CORRUPTION,ABUSE OF OFFICE, COURT INTERFERANCE,ETC
    IF YOU WANT CHANGE, VOTE SATA AND PF,DONT WASTE YOUR PRECIOUS VOTE ON SMALL TRIBAL PARTIES THAT CANNOT WIN.
    VOTE SATA AND PF COME 2011,PABWATOOOOOO, MWAMUKOLOOOOO

  3. Can a woman become preganant by having sex with herself? This is what the MMD are doing at this convetion, standing against oneself and i*****s are applauding as if they cant see the rubbish.

  4. # 1-3,

    And who is Sata standing against for over 10 years of PF since the owner Edwin Lifwekelo dressed him the Presidency? When are you going to have any elected office bearer in PF?

  5. HERITAGE Party president Brigadier-General Godfrey Miyanda says Sata expelled him and 21 others from the MMD when the PF leader was national secretary of the ruling party.
    , “We did not leave the MMD. We were pushed out because of challenging Sata’s impunity on undemocratic constitutionalism. At that time, I was MMD vice-president and General (Criston) Tembo was MMD national trustee. I have no hatred for Mr Sata although he got rid of us from the MMD because we were opposed to proposals for a third term for President Chiluba,” he said

  6. Legacy MHSRIP started this confusion of freezing positions and putting people in acting positions. non of pour politicians seem to have BALLS to stand up for what is right

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