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Nevers u-turned on deal with RB – VJ

General News Nevers u-turned on deal with RB – VJ

FORMER republican president Rupiah Banda while MMD leader Nevers Mumba talking Commerce Deputy Minister Miles Sampa during the Kulamba ceremony of the Chewa people in Katete
FORMER republican president Rupiah Banda while MMD leader Nevers Mumba talking Commerce Deputy Minister Miles Sampa during the Kulamba ceremony of the Chewa people in Katete

Retired veteran politician Vernon Mwaanga says MMD President Nevers Mumba u-turned on the agreement he reached with former President Rupiah Banda with regards how the former ruling party was going to proceed in the forthcoming presidential election.

Dr. Mwaanga has told QFM News in an interview that the agreement was arrived at with the counsel of lawyers and that details of the agreement were supposed to be disclosed at a media briefing which both Dr. Mumba and Mr. Banda were to jointly address.

And Dr Mwaanga says the MMD constitution which was written in 1990 does not provide for any link between party presidency and presidential candidate.Nevers RB

Dr. Mwaanga explains that the MMD constitution which was approved in 1991 at the party’s first convention does, however give powers to the part’s National Executive Committee (NEC) to select any member to become the party’s candidate for any national election.

Dr. Mwaanga who is also a founder member of the MMD, states that this power is on the other hand exercised only in between party conventions.

He states that this is the same power that was exercised in 2001 when the NEC choose late President Levy Mwanawasa as the presidential candidate and in 2008 when NEC again choose former President Rupiah Banda as presidential candidate following the death of President Levy Mwanawasa.

Dr Mwaanga says this means that NEC is the highest organ of the former ruling party in between conventions and therefore every member of the NEC including the party president is bound to accept the decision of NEC whether one personally agrees or disagrees with its decision.

He says no one person can thus make decisions on behalf of NEC as there is no such power provided for in the MMD constitution and that it was not intended that such powers exist.

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23 COMMENTS

    • My fellow citizens let us all wake up and rise, Guy Scott is shifting gears every day to favour him over other people he doesn’t like Lungu, GBM, Given, Mulenga Sata. If he continues am afraid things will really get ugly. Scott, Fred,Wynter,Mwenye cant be bigger than Zambia. PF CC why not expel Guy Scott.? How much damage do you want him to cause.? Rememeber we only have one Zambia. I plead with you lets show Scott that we can only stretch as far.

    • Imwe’ bushe have U not heard of Dr Kambwili of Copperstone University???
      Bu Doctor Ku Zed Ni mahala chabe’

  1. This people and their titles? they do not make sense…
    you see in Zambia,you can put anything which suits you against your name…there are no norms in this country.
    this one looks like he likes dr, of lies….

  2. The MMD NEC are backed by a constitution and a precedence. Dr. Mumba is looking for sympathy in wrong places. He won’t find it.

  3. Look ba Nevers can never garner even 100 votes in the by elections, no matter how much you like him. And he is childish, just look at his moustache and you know what I mean. Check his political career and you see pure opportunism.
    Look, MMD or even Zambia at the moment has no visible presidential material, hence RB filling the gap in the interim up to 2016. RB corrupt? Well, that is the gospel according to Mmembe and the cartel, but show me the evidence? In comparison, some people ascended to power on pure lies, and character assassinationand you even call that as vision! They continued projects designed by RB and they take the credit for it and you call that man of action, my foot!

    • Mr so called president scott FYI RB has never won any election in Zambia go figure out,this old grandpa is just a selfish hypocrite chancer.

  4. @BIG L, what has Guy Scot got to do with this!!!! what we want to know is the deal between Nevers and RB. What was it all about? Its like Nevers was just a caretaker…..

  5. The central committee of PF stop the noise you are making it’s like you have no direction be united with other PF members . Chose one mature leader to be the new president of zambia otherwise if u continue we will ask kenneth kaunda to take over since former president lupiya banda is coming back.mwaumfwa!!!! or else give chance to kambwili his health is strong.

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