FORMER MMD secretary-general Muhabi Lungu has described his expulsion and that of his deputy Chembe Nyangu as null and void and vowed to challenge it in court.
MMD president Nevers Mumba on Friday expelled Mr Lungu and Mr Nyangu, saying he had no choice because it would be very difficult to work with them.
“Dr Mumba, who was reinstated as MMD president, has no powers to expel me and revoking the nominations of the national executive committee (NEC) members,” Mr Lungu said.
Speaking at a press briefing in Lusaka yesterday, Mr Lungu said Dr Mumba should be cited for fraud because of illegally obtaining a certificate of adoption he presented to the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ).
Mr Lungu, who maintained that he is still MMD secretary-general, said that the Supreme Court ruling only reinstated Dr Mumba as MMD president but did not make him MMD presidential candidate for the January 20 election.
He also said that it is wrong to insinuate that the MMD has endorsed United Party for National Development (UPND) presidential candidate Hakainde Hichilema.
Mr Lungu said the MMD NEC will hold a meeting tomorrow to determine which of the presidential candidates that have so far filed their nominations to support.
He said that as the situation stands, the MMD has not chosen any candidate to support until a NEC meeting is held.
Mr Lungu said it is also not true that some MMD members of Parliament (MPs) have endorsed Mr Hichilema.
Meanwhile, NEC has apologised to former President Rupiah Banda after the Supreme Court could not rule in his favour for him to be the MMD presidential candidate.
Mr Lungu said Mr Banda should not be demonised after the court ruling because it was not his plan to contest the presidential election but the wish of NEC and other MMD members.