Political Analyst Alex Ng’oma says people should not doubt MMD president Nevers Mumba’s sincerity with regards his statement that he is ready to sacrifice the party presidency and work under any leader chosen to lead an opposition alliance.
Dr. Ng’oma told Qfm News in an interview that there is need to respect Dr. Mumba’s view and position at the moment because he has the right to do so.
Dr Ng’oma added that Zambians should simply wait and see if Dr Mumba will stand by his word.
He said one’s past conduct should not be the basis to doubt their present commitment.
Forum for Democracy and Development leader Edith Nawakwi was quoted by the Post Newspapers as saying that Dr Mumba cannot be trusted on issues of alliances because he once betrayed the opposition parties when he was entrusted and sent to present a petition to former president Levy Mwanawasa but ended up accepting a job as vice president.
And Dr. Ng’oma said what is important for the opposition at the moment is to unite and move forward in providing checks and balances to the ruling party.
He said once the opposition is united and agreed on a common agenda, the possibility of a strong opposition alliance will be realized.