MMD president Nevers Mumba has accused Patriotic Front (PF) party of buying opposition councilors with KR1, 500. Featuring on a live ‘political hour programme’ on Breeze FM in Chipata yesterday, Dr Mumba alleged that the PF was busy buying councillors like onions, tomatoes and other cheap food stuffs from the market.
He said the ruling PF was now targeting MMD councillors to be recruited to destabilise the former ruling party. Dr Mumba challenged MMD councillors to be mindful before defecting to the ruling party and consider women who sacrificed their time to give them a vote on the MMD ticket.
He challenged MMD councillors to remain firm as the former ruling party would bounce back to power in 2016. Dr Mumba explained that the PF was capable of losing the 2016 elections because of the numerous mistakes it was making in Government which he said has also confused the devil.
Dr Mumba also accused the PF of being involved in poaching the opposition Members of Parliament (MPs). He has also advised Government to listen to the concerns being raised by people that the ruling party was encouraging by-elections.
Dr Mumba also commended expelled MMD national secretary Major Richard Kachingwe for organising one of the best conventions in MMD last year.
Dr Mumba also accused District Commissioners (DCs) in the country as position political party opponents. But Government has dismissed the allegation as baseless.
Dr Mumba explained that the PF was capable of losing the 2016 elections because of the numerous mistakes it was making in Government which he said has also confused the devil.
Information and Broadcasting Services Deputy Minister Mwansa Kapeya said District Commissioners were pure civil servants who should not be dragged into political madness by Dr Mumba.
“That accusation is not true that DCs are political cadres because as far as I am concerned DCs are civil servants who should not be dragged into politics,”Mr Kapeya said.
Dr Mumba said the DCs in the country have been used to campaign for the ruling party instead of implementing Government programmes.
He said the role of the DCs had been reduced to political cadres instead of working as civil servants who were mandated to foster Government programmes.
“MMD is viewing the district commissioners in the country as our political opponents because their activities are that of cadres of campaigning for the party in power,”Dr Mumba said.
Meanwhile Dr Mumba said his arrests do not have any impact on him as he has the power of God in all that he does.
He said he would not stop to speak on wrong things for fear of being detained because PF Government would not shut his mouth even in jail.
He explained that he took long to start the country tour because the PF, has been disturbing him and the party by detaining him in everything that he does.
Dr Mumba advised MMD members to be strong even if their members were being persecuted because they were fighting for the second independence as everyone who speaks suffers an arrest.
He said that he initiated a new hope tour in Eastern Province to restructure the party from the ward up to province level.
The MMD President also said he wanted to prepare the party for the general elections in 2016 to get back the power from PF.