The Movement for Multi-Party Democracy (MMD) has said that they will seek the court’s intervention if the Patriotic Front (PF) ruling party decides to freeze from republican president Rupiah Banda’s entitlements.
MMD Chairperson for legal George Kunda told Muvi TV that the former presidents should be let to enjoy their constitutional rights.Mr Kunda said that the former ruling party will soon consult the former president Rupiah Banda on the way forward but said they will seek the court’s interpretation in the matter.
In a press statement released to Muvi TV, president Sata through his Special Assistant for Press and Public Relations George Chellah stated that cabinet will soon give its position regarding the former president Rupiah Banda entitlements.
Meanwhile, preparations for the former ruling party’s extraordinary convention have heated up with the card renewal exercise launched in provinces. The MMD was recently in some provinces for the card renewal exercise that saw party leaders calling for unity.
In central province the exercise was characterized by some dancing among the party members. Present at the card renewal exercise were former republican Vice president George Kunda who is also Muchinga MP, Mumbwa MP Dr. Brian Chituwo and MMD presidential candidate Felix Mutati.
And speaking when he addressed the party members Mr. Mutati said the September 20th tripartite election defeat assisted the MMD to identify the true members of the party. He stated that following the long reflection on the defeat MMD is also reorganized itself and is ready to lead again.
MMD Mumbwa Central Member of Parliament Dr. Brian Chituwo warned the former ruling party not to pick on strangers to lead the party. Dr Chituwo has warned that hopes for the former ruling party to bounce back into power may not come to fruition if they rush into picking on strangers to lead the party.
Dr. Chituwo on the other hand advised the party members not to look at the financial muscle of the candidates but the leadership qualities. He said this at the MMD card renewal exercise for the Central Province held in Kabwe recently.