MMD is reviewing its strategy on how it will work with the other opposition political parties following the betrayal by the United Party for National Development (UPND) for going against the agreement to work together.
The two parties recently agreed to work together for the common interest of the nation but UPND started going behind MMD’s back and started poaching senior MMD members into the Party.
The move angered the MMD and prompted the party to revise its working relations with the UPND.
MMD director communications Muhabi Lungu said the party was disappointed with UPND’s move of going against principles guiding their working relationship and poaching its party officials to cross over into their Party.
Mr Lungu said it was not MMD’s intention to engage in combatant mode with the opposition as they were not their enemies but should be counterpart in offering checks and balance to the party in Government.
“The MMD made its position to be faithful in this relationship for the common interest of offering checks and balance but the UPND’s action has made us reconsider and review how we will work with any other associate in future,” he said.
Recently the MMD chairman for Health Canisius Banda was co-opted in the UPND as vice president for political affairs a move that angered MMD President Nevers Mumba and the Party at large.
The UPND also poached former Lukulu West, Member of Parliament (MP) Misheck Mutelo into the party and made him candidate for the recently held by-elections which he later won.
On the claims by the former MMD chairperson for Women Affairs Catherine Namugala, Mr Lungu said the Party would not waste their time and energy to comment on demands of a person who was no longer their member.
Mr Lungu said Ms Namugala was expelled by a National Executive Committee (NEC) comprising of more than 45 members, way beyond a required quorum and the decision was final.
He said the Party also wrote to the Speaker of the National Assembly over the suspension and all that was keeping Ms Namugala in Parliament was her pending appeal in the courts of law.