Veteran politician Vernon Mwaanga has described the hinted possible merger of the ruling PF and opposition MMD as being an over statement.
Dr. Mwaanga does not think any merger between the two political parties can be possible with the current state of the MMD which appears to have three wings as was evidenced during the January 20th 2015 presidential election.
He says the decision for the MMD to merge with the ruling PF cannot be made by just one person or a small group of people without extensive consultations being involved.
In an interview with Qfm News Dr. Mwaanga has observed that if there is going to be a merger of such a kind it will require major decisions to be made by appropriate organs of the former ruling party for such a decision to be taken.
Dr. Mwaanga notes that this is why he wonders which faction of the MMD the ruling PF is said to be in consultations with.
Asked what would be the impact on the country’s political landscape if the MMD and the ruling PF merged, Dr. Mwaanga has declined to speculate.