A GROUP calling itself the MMD “True Blues” has backed Lunte Member of
Parliament (MP) Felix Mutati as the preferred candidate for the party presidency. The Group has also advised MMD presidential aspirant Nevers Mumba to respect the Presidency and leadership.
The Group secretary Dominic Kaonde said this in a statement in Lusaka yesterday that the group has consulted widely on the matter adding they reached a conclusion to support Mr Mutati.
Mr Kaonde stated that the group resolved to support Mr Mutati because he had been in touch with the party members and structures for a long time.
He said Mr Mutati has also proved that he cared for the party. Mr Kaonde further stated that if elected Mr Mutati would be easy to market due to his consistency unlike Mr Mumba who he said has changed parties “like jackets”.
“If pastor Mumba was elected to become president ,what will stop him from doing to it what he did to National Citizen Coalition (NCC) and reform Party (RP),”he wondered.
He has since appealed to Zambian’s to discard the desperation being championed by Mr Mumba. “As MMD grassroots, we take great exception to politics of hatred and
bitterness exhibited by pastor Mumba,”he said.
Mr Kaonde also said the working group was committed to returning the party to its founding principles. “We are committed to an amended MMD constitution, introduction of two vice presidency positions and the electing of a credible leader to win in 2016,”he said.