MMD youth wing today plan to lock out National Secretary Richard Kachingwe from the party secretariat.
MMD youth wing coordinator Bowman Lusambo said the youth in the party would today march to the party secretariat to hound out Major Kachingwe from his office.
Mr Lusambo said in an interview yesterday that the youth would no longer tolerate Maj Kachingwe’s maneuvers to undo MMD president Nevers Mumba.
“Today we are going to fish him out of the Secretariat together with Chembe Nyangu. We will camp there until the National Executive Committee (NEC) calls for a meeting to discipline Maj Kachingwe and Mr Nyangu,” he said.
He said other secretariat staff and NEC members would be allowed to carry on with their duties without hindrance.
“We will not be intimidated by his military expertise, what we are saying is that he should respect our party president and the Members of Parliament,” he said.
Mr Lusambo said claims by Maj Kachingwe that he was instrumental in keeping the MMD afloat after its defeat by the Patriotic Front (PF) during the September 20, 2011 general elections were not correct.
He charged that members of the party were aware that Maj Kachingwe and President Sata were old time friends who had continued working together.
He also charged that Mafinga MP Catherine Namugala and Maj Kachingwe were delaying Dr Mumba’s party programmes.
Maj Kachingwe on Wednesday vowed that no ‘rogue elements’ would hound him out of the former ruling party.
Maj Kachingwe also disclosed at a media briefing that there was a clique in the party which was targeting to destabilise the secretariat.
Maj Kachingwe and Mr Nyangu have in the recent past come under attack from within the party that they had been compromised and were allegedly working with the PF.
But Maj Kachingwe said it was not his style of politics to insult the Republican President as promulgated by some people in the MMD.
He said some people had been accusing him of not issuing strong statements against the PF and President Michael Sata in particular.
Meanwhile, sources within the MMD yesterday revealed that MMD MPs met with Dr Mumba at his residence in the morning to chart the way forward on the impasse in the party.
And MMD chairperson for elections Gabriel Namulambe said it was important for the party to realise that it had problems which needed to be resolved internally.
Mr Namulambe said in an interview that party members should desist from running to the press to iron out their problems.
He said those with issues should come out in the open and lay on the table any problems which needed to be resolved.
“Let us accept that there is need to sit down and sort out the problems. There is need to face the problems head on instead of going to the media,” he said.