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MMD presidential aspirants file nomination

Headlines MMD presidential aspirants file nomination

MMD presidential hopefuls (from l) Moses Muteteka, Felix Mutati and Kabinga Pande confer during the party’s national executive committee meeting in Lusaka at the weekend.

The Movement for Multi Party Democracy (MMD) says it will tomorrow hold initial filing in of nominations for candidates wishing to contest the position of party president.

MMD deputy National Secretary Chembe Nyangu says the nominations will be conducted to help the party come up with a list of candidates before the printing of the final ballot papers ahead of the May 25, provincial conventions.

He said five candidates who include, Felix Mutati, Dr. Situmbeko Musokotwane, Kabinga Pande, Dr. Nevers Mumba, and Moses Muteteka have confirmed their participation in the filling in of nomination and have already paid nomination fees.

He said a new entrant Kapembwa Simbao has also expressed willingness to file in his nomination and has promised to pay the nomination fees during the filing in process.

Mr. Nyangu told ZANIS in an interview in Lusaka the MMD will, however, allow other candidates who will not manage to file in their nominations tomorrow to do so 48 hours before the convention date.

He explained that this was in line with the party constitution and that late inclusions will however be included on the ballot paper in ink.

The Deputy National Secretary has reiterated that the party will conduct the provincial conventions and that presidential candidates will have to get a 50 plus 1 vote to be elected.

He said that this will not be difficulty as alleged by some stakeholders stating that the convention will be held in less than five hours which will make it possible for a re-run on the same date.

Mr. Nyangu, however, admitted that this might be difficult considering that this will be the first time a presidential position will be contested by more than five candidates since the party was formed.

He said the position of party president was mainly going un-opposed in favour of sitting presidents.

Meanwhile, Mr. Nyangu has disclosed that preparations for the conventions have advanced and all groups are ready for the meetings.

The MMD which is scheduled to hold provincial conventions to choose a successor after former president Rupiah Banda retired from active politics.

ZANIS

34 COMMENTS

  1. If I were MMD, which I will never be, and after my deductive and inductive analyses,I would have voted for Dr. Situmbeko Musokotwane,but alas,Zambians being used to perpetual poverty and confusion would go for shenanigans leaders like Kabinga Pande, Dr. Nevers Mumba and Moses Muteteka…

  2. This might be the begging of an end to the MMD.Cracks will become wider and expose hipocrets and parasites!!

  3. Go Go Go Dr Musokotwane!!! Deliver us from these thieving chaps. We tired of being ruled by the same people who just change their skins when it suits them.

  4. 1. Avoid people who are broke and owe people money. These will be easy prey.
    2. Avoid people who do not believe in the foundation roots of the MMD.
    3. Avoid people who are too busy with personal businesses.
    4. Avoid people who are s e x u a l l y incontinent.
    5. Avoid people who have cases in court.
    6. Avoid people who have very close relatives in the opposite parties.
    7. Avoid tribalists.
    8. Avoid anyone who has ever been unfaithful to his wife or has divorced and remarried.
    9. Avoid anyone whose children and close family members tabomfwa.
    10. Avoid anyone whom you will never respect as a leader.

  5. Wishing them all the very best as they ‘vote wisely’. MMD needs fresh leadership. They should vote for the candidate with no known evil traits or scandals and who is an MP with economic/financial background. No self proclaimed pastors. Opposition parties are needed to provide the most important checks and balances. I just hope MMD works on re-branding and re-marketing itself as its not very attractive Party at the moment and will be worse off if they pick the wrong president.

  6. What about EPK – Enock P Kavindele, where is he? He hasnt managed to pay the nominations fee or what?

  7. The Saint, it sounds like you are asking the MMD to find an angel for its president. Un fortunately, all angels are already in heaven and I doubt any of them would be willing to come back to earth to lead the MMD, heheheheheh!

  8. Good luck all candidates. Accept the results after elections. we want formidable opposition not the under 5 who yap anything which comes.

  9. They all look civil. Any one of them would make a good leader. I personally would like Mutati to win because I think he is more progressive. May the best man win

  10. Post #9 The Saint

    You have just ruled out all aspiring candidates. People who usually get into politics in Zambia (and most places) will not check out everything on your list.

  11. The PF is ready to ambush the winner with all sorts of court cases. Give me popcorn’s please, those from Bangladesh or from the Democratic Republic of East Kalingalinga.

  12. Yes MMD is in the process of electing its leader through democratic principles. Which other party in Zambia will / has elected its leader through this process? A challenge other parties will lead to their demise. We await for that period to come, God willing.

    • They abrogated their own MMD constitutional by holding this presidential elections in provinces, for it’s not provided for in the constitution. Regional voting will occur with this election, like it or not and it will not favour anyone from north western, let alone western province, except probably for the former VP, enock percy kavindele who is yet to file his nomination, but has been embraced and is respected in all the 10 provinces of Zambia. Otherwise, good luck to the MMD.

  13. MMDs democractic practices are good except that certain individuals mess up the party. MMD still stands a great chance of bouncing back to power, let them elect a person beyond patisan some one with no criminal history and sonund financial standing.
    In my view if they settledonb Mutati, it could make a difference, albeit others like the ones who runs away from the pupeit. Lets wait and see

  14. The problem is that they have abrogated their own MMD constitutional by holding this presidential elections in provinces, for it’s not provided for in the constitution. And much as I dislike the MMD, I was hoping for them to at least this time follow their constitution because regional voting will occur with this election, like it or not and it will not favour anyone from north western, let alone western province, except probably for the former VP, enock percy kavindele who is yet to file his nomination, but has been embraced and is respected in all the 10 provinces of Zambia. Otherwise, good luck.

  15. nevers has never been elected, all his positions were through appointments. we shall see, sorry no recycled politicians for me.

  16. thas the problem abena Zambia tribalism one zambia one nation please thas why u end up choosing leaders that will make u regret by the end of the day

  17. LT u have left out my bapongozis name EPK why? the man has the financial muscle MMD is lacking why leave him out? Dont make a mistake otherwise he will defect to PF and make Cobra rich and very strong party.

  18. kwasila finito mdd or sorry mmd.when you look at the list of candidates no one is among the founders mmd. muteteka is from upnd,mutati from zesco,pande from boz,nevers from ncp and situmbeko from mofnp.so these ni ba mwisa.believe me there will be total confusion in mmd after the election

  19. I think Mutati looks sick, why is he wasting our time trying to aspire for high office? He looks like the late Red-Lipped Njoka two years before his demise. He also does look like Sata, you know that complexion cast opn one by the valley of the shadow of death when the gods are about to recall you. Zambia, a true state ruled by the living dead!

  20. #28, i will change the name for you, ‘Mwalelya Mweka Dollar’, i will be suprised if these culprits will bounce back into power.

  21. zambian politicians, look at these finished ones yaba, so you can only look smart when you in power. let me continue making my money not when am out of office i start looking like these guys here. ukubutuluka yaba

  22. MMD sjd think of changing name, u are not a movement anymore, considering u ruled zambia for 20 years.

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