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Nevers Mumba is MMD presidential candidate for the By-Election-Nakacinda

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Rapheal Nakacinda-Communications Director- Office of the President-MMD
Rapheal Nakacinda-Communications Director- Office of the President-MMD

Opposition Movement for Multiparty Director of Communications Raphael Nakacinda has called on people advocating for Rupiah Banda’s come back to remember that “there is posterity after today.”

Reacting to assertions by party Deputy National Secretary Chembe Nyangu that it is not automatic that party President Nevers Mumba is the candidate for the forth coming Presidential elections, Mr. Nakacinda said it was immoral for people to try and use a political argument in solving a (party) constitutional issue just for the sake of immediate personal gratification.

He said the question of Dr. Mumba’s candidature does not arise because there is a constitution in the party which gives him the mandate to represent the MMD as he was not appointed but elected to lead the party.

He observed that there would be confusion if the party had a president and every time there was an election then look for someone else to stand on its ticket.

“In matters of this nature, there is need to read consult and understand the provisions of the party constitution before they opens their mouth.

“Those who are advancing an agenda that there is choosing of a candidate are trying to use a political channel to try and solve a legal issue.

Like we have advised in the past he” continued, those championing RB’s comeback should be aware that there is posterity after to day, there is a future after today. Let’s not abrogate our own constitution conveniently for temporal gratification.”

He further explained that there is no provision in the party constitution that say that party elects some one to stand on its ticket when there is a president.

“There is no provision in the constitution that says when there is a siting president you go through another process to select a person to stand on the party.

“From 1990 Chiluba was elected, that why in MMD we don’t appoint presidents we elect them at a convention that is the provision of the constitution and it says there shell be an election of a president who shell also be the leader of the party,” Mr. Nakacinda explained.

He added: ” it doesn’t suggest in anyway that after the election of the party president then at some point you pick somebody else to become the candidate that is confusion even the writers of the constitution would have been deliberately causing confusion if that was the case.”

Mr. Nakacinda also wondered how a person would go through the ordeal of being elected at a convention, go round the country campaigning only for a few individuals to come and say will have to go through another process to determine who stands on the party ticket.

Mr. Nyangu is quoted in the media saying the party NEC will have to decide a candidate to represent the party in the coming elections.

36 COMMENTS

    • This is now empirical evidence that Nakachinda is alien to the MMD and blank on the party constitution, history and partisan tempo he should have been familiarizing himself with by now. MMD has a precedence of nominating candidates for the party stamp in national elections. Revisit the case of Mwanawasa and then RB Presidency. In the case of RB, he was just an ordinary member of the MMD that successfully delivered EP to MMD yet NEC nominated him for the national election. In the same vein, today NEC the supreme organ of the party can constitutionally nominate anyone to serve the party interest in a bye-election if they believe a seating party President is a total disaster or political circus in evidence. Every party wants a leadership that can add political dividend to the party.

    • I advise Nakachinda to reach out to Mr. Enock Kavindele the then Vice President of MMD for a lecture on this issue. EK should have inherited President Chiluba at party level on his retirement. Interestingly you know who the candidate was that won MMD the election. My free advise therefore, is that NEC should immediately convene and decide what they want in the best party interest. They will sincerely audit the political dividend of Dr. Mumba’s leadership to the party and check his practical ability to mobilize and engage the national constituency for a serious bye-election. They have the constitutional right to nominate anyone or even call for a convention by this month-end with funds from the membership. All Dr. Mumba needs to do is put up a pitch to the NEC to win their confidence.

    • Any normal Zambian serious with good governance of the country can see clearly that MMD and PF are all not serious parties that can move Zambia forward but are just a bunch of thugs competing for position so they can steal more from the tax payer to enrich themselves.

      Internal party squabbles are a very clear sign that MMD and PF are parties run by hooligans who do not mean well for Zambia.

      UPND is the only party serious about running the country smoothly because HH has managed to hold the part together and has a grand plan for Zambia.

      HH is not vying for plot 1 to enrich himself but to help redistribute national wealth to all the poor. He is serious about giving every Zambian a good chance to make it in life.

      UPND and HH are the only hope and help Zambia needs right now.

    • @1.Bricklayer, kekekekeke ni shani caba yama, don’t give up. Ati somebody stop the earth, don’t get off, we have had enough funerals naimwe, shipikisheni fye.

    • @Senior Citizen-Rupiah came in because MMD had no Party President through the Convention.So NEC is mandated to solve that vacancy.In case of Kavindele,if you recall,Kavindele felt dribbled,by FTJ.As VP of the Party he qualified to take over as President.But FTJ,thought,it would be an anomaly to have a Party President who’s not a Presidential Candidate since he had already picked Levy.Go ask Kavindele,he cried foul.That’s why in the second term,Levy had to go through the convetion and not NEC.NEC comes in if there’s a vacancy of Party President at time of un foreseen Presidential By-Election,like this one.Then NEC,will decide.

  1. The explanation makes a lot of sense. RB can only come back if Nervous Mumba resigns as President of MMD to pave way for the re-election of RB.

    • There is no vacancy in MMD . Dr Mumba, God will fight your battles donot be afraid of their faces. The door that God has opened no man can shut. If God is for you no man can be against you. May the peace of Christ reign in your heart God is faithful look back and thank him for all the battles he has fought for you the enemies you see today you shall not see them again forever. What are you oh mighty mountain before zerubabel it’s not bymight nor by power but by my Spirit says the Lord.

    • @Silumba, nadabwa that you think so clear. Can you tell Edgar Lungu the same, that if the president of PF dies, then there should be party elections, monitored by ECZ. Sata was elected at Mulungushi hall. KK used to do the same, and no one opposed him. Chishimba Kambwili, GBM and Saulosi where deprived their basic rights of VOTING.
      PF is practicing anarchy.

  2. That’s the easiest way to handle the problem of Ala Bee. Nevers has been going round the country reorganizing the party after it was damaged by one Ala Bee and when we have hope then they want to give us a rejected product. Choosing another person to stand is like advertising chicken and when we want to buy you offer us Nyama Soya. In 1991, 1996, 2006 and 2011, it was party president was stood asnancandidate. its only in 2001 when FTJ didn’t stand because he was ineligible. Go back to the land Ala Bee

  3. ITS VERY VERY IMMORAL FOR KA CHENMBE NYANGU TO BEGIN TO CAUSE CONFUSION ON A STRAIGHT FORWARD ISSUE LIKE THIS ONE.

    PRESIDENT MUMBA WAS ELECTED ON A LANDSLIDE VICTORY AND BECAME MMD PRESIDENT. FULL STOP. HE IS ALSO THE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE. BRAVO NAKACHINDA, FOR GIVING PROPER GUIDANCE.

    THOSE WHO LOST IN THE CONVENTION, LIKE MUTATI, AND THOSE WHO RAN AWAY TO AMERICA AND LEFT NEVERS ALONE TO FACE THE WRATH OF KABIMBA AND LATE PRESIDENT, SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF THEMSELVES FOR HOPING TO REAP WHERE THEY DID NOT SOW. THEY LOOKED AT NEVERS AND RIDICULED HIM WITH THEIR FOLDED HANDS. HE TRAVERSED YHR COUNTRY ALONE. HE IS THE PRESIDENT OF MMD AND HOPE ZAMBIANS CAN VOTE FOR HIM AS REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT SO THAT ORDER RETURNS TO ZAMBIA.

  4. When the righteous increase, the people rejoice, But when a wicked man rules, people groan. When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.
    Proverbs 29:2

  5. Here we go! Typical banana republic politics. Not that I am that bothered either way, but just what possible justification can anyone have for Rupiah Banda contesting the presidential bye elections ahead of Nevers Mumba who is the bona fide MMD President.This really is shamelessly taking the proverbial. Then again, the people of Zambia are too gullible,and things like this and what is happening in PF in the aftermath of Sata’s death,just do not mean that much in their reckoning.

  6. Nakachinda and Nevers you are spoilers. How much have you been paid? There is about 16 months or so before the next election. Any normal person would say, let me wait for 2016. Nevers needs to build his credentials but if he continues on this self destructive path, he will get Zeppo. Nevers cannot win the elections in January. Nakachinda and Nevers are being stubborn for nothing. Where is the MMD imwe banthu? Why not put order in this whole thing. Nakachinda represents office of Nevers and his position is not recognized in the MMD power structure, so why are they allowing him so much leeway. Where’sMuhabi to guide the party kansi? Nakachinda should be put in his rightful position, as a Nevers worker. He is making too much noise. He and Lusambo are cut from the same cloth, anarchists.

    • Old Rupiah can not be trusted.He can still want to stand in 2016.He has a history of lack of integrity and honesty.Remember in 2008,he said,he’ll only complete the 3 remaining years for the late Levy’s term.But there he was standing in 2011 polls,and contributed to the loss.MMD Senior members were annoyed and the Parliamentary Candidates campaigned for themselves as MPs,and for Sata as President.Ask Mutati.Rupiah lost badly even in areas where we had MMD MPs.

  7. A national trait has been revealed.

    In politics Zambians get sentimental and try to circumvent the selection rules! It’s always like a popularity contest!

  8. I know that an opinion is just like an ass, everyone has it! Let truth be told, Dr. Nevers Mumba is the best candidate who fits the bill.
    Ba Mumba I’m throwing my weight behind you.

  9. HE Michael Sata was able and popular enough to create his own party of mass following, why cant some of these other politicians do likewise. Mulongoti, Magande have formed their own small parties; if you believe you have a following, form your own party rather than take shelter in dead carcass parties. Both Nevers and RB have been in the public eye long enough to form their own parties! Zambians dont reward chancers like Lubinda, Mutati, Namugala who jump from party to party but never dare to setup their own!

  10. MMD ni chama chetu na lazima warudi kwa state house,Lusaka.We don’t want PF again they’re just as cold hearted as the evil Kenyans and Nigerians.

  11. WELL SPOKEN ‘ZAMBIA A CHRISTIAN NATION.’. MAY ALL WHO ARE CALLED AFTER THE NAME OF OUR LORD ARISE AND DELIVER THE MAN OF GOD NEVERS TO STATE HOUSE.

    WE CANNOT MISS THIS CHANCE WHOCH GOD HAS GIVEN US.

    THE HOUR FOR NEW HIPE HAS COME. THE HOUR FOR ZAMBIA TO BE SAVED HAS COME. VIV NEVERS!! STAY COOL.

  12. It appears politics through democracy is cheapened. Why should people who are expected to keep the fabric of unity in political parties be the same people fanning trouble? Surely should it be a trend that one labours and another comes to reap where he or she did not sow? Elderly people are bringing confusions, Young people are also bringing confusions. Then where are we heading to people? Zambia, let us be careful with people who want to come to politics with personal interests and not really to serve. Nyangu should be careful the way he does things. I s he the spokesperson for his party or is he mouth piece for RB. Where shall we run to for wisdom and guidance? This should be hurting KK am sure. Grand pa RB kindly give guidance to calm the political volatility currently in the country.

  13. Another disorganized party can HH come to the rescue
    whatever it takes MMD will never win a presidential
    elections maybe after a century

  14. Dear Senior citizen and all those who oppose the candidature of Nevers Mumba. I personally do not like the way RB abandoned the MMD. It is so abrupt! The party was at the verge of being deregistered. Where was RB and team. Where was Dora and Kanchingwe? Who revived the party? Please give Mumba space to prove himself.

    Senior Citizen, you claim to know the party history better than Nakachinda, when you write “MMD has a precedence of nominating candidates for the party stamp in national elections. Revisit the case of Mwanawasa and then RB Presidency” In both your argument the substantive party presidents Chiluba and Levy were not available to stand. And so cabinet had to choose.

  15. Nevers, just start your campaigns. God knows who the next leader is and were he or she is. Sometimes even people who can give advice can be drunken with obsession of wanting something from someone. We know RB to put it straight is source of your problems and seeming confusions. At his age RB should have known that when people begin to fight even himself can lose the peace. Why as a parent not saying anything. He abandoned MMD and now that nshima is ready wants number one to eat ,No. Even the people propping him up don’t love him. You think honestly that other political parties have no dossier in the field for each other? Let us not have the old man emarassed in the process. HH has set himself aside already for campaigns and MMD is stooping. Are there no fire brands in MMD . Don’t tempt…

  16. RB must be very foolish, there is no vacancy in the president’s office in MMD, Nevers was elected by the MMD party and please stop this nonsense that why we don’t need old people, please to rest, let the young people do there thing now.

  17. Nevers is the president of MMD, let the young stand for the elections and support him, it’s the right thing to do now, old people teach us how to manage ourselves not you old people all the time, we know you a lot of wisdom but just learn to transfer that knowledge to the young people, I really feel bad about RB causing confusion in MMD.

  18. MMD has a president who remained in the party when RB left the party in a mess, nevers has reorganised MMD and now it looks good that why RB wants to come back cause the party now looks like a sale able party, RB take a good rest.

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