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

The opposition MMD has disclosed that it will not participate in the forthcoming parliamentary by elections for Mulobezi, Petauke Central and Malambo constituencies.

In an interview, MMD Spokesman Raphael Nakachinda revealed that the decision not to field candidates in the three by elections was arrived at last evening after consultations with key organs of the party.

Mr Nakachinda said the move was aimed at allowing the party to concentrate on its ongoing healing process.
He said the party has not yet agreed on which political party to support in the three bye elections.

Mr Nakachinda said the party’s leadership was of the view that the MMD is currently not in a good state to contest for any elections.

‘We want to give ourselves enough time to completely heal from the many losses that we have suffered before engaging into another election battle and we are in the process of restructuring our organs,’ Mr Nakachinda said.

Meanwhile,five candidates have successfully filed in their nomination papers for the Mulobezi By-election in Western Province.

The five candidates are United Party for National Development (UPND)’s Hastings Sililo, Green Party’s Esau Mwanza, Alliance for Democracy and Development (ADD)‘s Collins Mbangu, Patriotic Front (PF)’s Patricia Mulasikwanda and United National Independence Party (UNIP)’s Alfred Mandumbwa

Mulobezi Constituency Returning officer Fred Kapusa closed the nominations around 15:32 hours.

All the five candidates expressed confidence of winning the forth-coming parliament by-election in the area.

In separate interviews after the successful filing in of nomination papers, Mr Sililo said he would continue developing the Constituency from where he left after his seat was nullified by the High Court.

Mr Mwanza said he was the only candidate who was capable of promoting development in Mulobezi constituency, as some candidates from other competing political parties were being imported from other places away from Mulobezi.

Mr Mbangu said he was confident of winning the Mulobezi by-election as he was an indigenous candidate who was well vested with local issues.

Ms Mulasikwanda said being the only female candidate for the Mulobezi parliamentary by election, she had higher chances of winning the election because she understood the concerns of women and children in the area.

Mr Mandumbwa said he was capable of addressing the challenges which the people of Mulobezi were facing.

Meanwhile, the Movement for Multi-Party Democracy (MMD) could not file in nomination papers for Mulobezi after receiving instructions from the party secretariat in Lusaka not to go-ahead with the process.

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29 COMMENTS

  1. Mr Mumba should have come to explain.

    I feel for the MMD- they have been used and abused

    All roads point to the Rainbow Party for me

    Thanks
    BB2014

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    • These non-starters! They better recruit Masebo since Dora soft bums bailed on them.

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    • MMD is dead and was buried on the 20th January 2015. PF is slowly fragmenting with its prominent members likely to defect to either UPND or Rainbow party. Those that will remain will form an alliance with RB.

      RB is working really hard to reorganise PF into a new party to be called MDPF (Multiparty democracy patriotic front party).

      UPND stands a huge chance to win the election win 2016 if it can convince international monitors to be at the totalling centre and bigger polling stations in cities.

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    • Wanzelu

      True that, MMD is dead, its the “maggots” licking the bone from a decayed caucus.

      Wind blowing out that bandit Liato is joining the other BANDITS of RB & Dora from decayed MMD, to form a unified BANDITS DEN~PF+MMD= BANDITS!

      Such circuses of running around from one party to the other in the name of democracy should come to an END.

      A bandit has no integrity, neither is trustworthy, a bandit is just BANDIT! Democracy is been abused to the core by same corrupt bandits, who are now have found new haven in PF, poor Sata sure!

      When Sata Michael was alive, BIG BANDITS from dead MMD where MUTED, but now he is no more, it’s a reunion of all BANDITS.

      Any bandit belongs to PF for now, after PF loss in 2016, the bandits will be seen.

      The Skeleton Key
      ~206~
      14months…

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    • We all know MMD is broke. Dr Mumba should just repent and go back to preaching before he starves!

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    • There is no need for MMD to be opting out as they are a finished party. Pf is now the new MMD, with arrogant and corrupt people like Silia being the new champions of the party.

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  2. These are signs of extinction,the whole once mighty mmd sure,now failing to participate in elections.

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    • Guy Scot once said sometime back that MMD died and all we are seeing is a moving carcass, this was in parliament.

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  3. Is the Rainbow illusion also participating, Mrs Mushota Bb2014 of Scotland?

    Anyway not surprising for MMD to chicken out, what would be surprising would be for them to participate, or even attempt to, in this and even future elections. Pastor Nervous just overrates himself, eish!

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  4. No political party has ever survived without participating in elections.
    MMD R.I.P.
    Dr Mumba is a black widower.

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  5. It’s important to say Dr Mumba’s MMD because there is another MMD; RB and PF’s MMD. These things can easily be confused because of the ZAMBIAN political landscape. Kapita will now need to be addressed as former UPND VP for some time, until he gets a new identity within the chaotic ZAMBIAN Tsunami. Good luck all those that file the nominations.

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  6. So UPND/ADD alliance has died?Charles Milupi’s party will contest against HH’s party?shocking!!its obvious that MMD will support PF in these by elections!!so its most likely that Mighty PF will scope all 3 by elections bcoz the only true chance which tribal UPND had was in Mulobezi but now ADD has spoiled their chance.as for Malambo and Petauke -PF has 80% chances of winning both seats!!!I FEEL FOR HH BCOZ ALL HE TOUCHES SEEM NOT TO BE WORKING AS HE CANT SUPPORT OTHERS!!UPND/ADD IS ANOTHER FAILED ALLIANCE!! UPND MUST HAVE SUPPORTED AN ADD CANDIDATE IN MULOBEZI,BUT HH CANT ALLOW THAT.THIS IS HOW GREED THIS MAN IS!!ALL THE BEST PF!!!

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  7. And the disintegration of the so called opposition continues. MMD and PF are one party. Especially the faction controlled by RB. Mumba is a non entity and should simply walk away from all forms of politics. His not cut out for these games. As for HH he has two problems especially going into next year. One his not likeable he looks cold and aloof and that pa zed where everyone is an extrovert to some point is a nono. Zambians like to feel like they some how connect with the people they interact with in some way you cant get that with HH it seems. The other problem he seems to be a one man show. He needs to appoint a very charismatic VP who can be seen as the future of the party. And coming 2016 its PF and Lungu. The political wind is with them for now.

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    • HH hater. You really hate others with your soul and mind. But on Sunday you are seen with your bible in your armpits going to church. Your need deliverance.

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  8. MMD’s adopted strategy of shunning bye elections will cost them heavily as a party. This will reduce its visibility on the political seen and subsequently wiped from the minds of many Zambians. I would urge the MMD leadership to think again.

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  9. MMD cannot field any candidate because MMD is PF. You don’,t expect a party to field two candidates.

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  10. Maybe Nevers has really failed to reorganize the party and it is slowly sliding into oblivion. Once a vibrant party it was and now just a shell hanging there. Mumba should man up and leave for greener pastures, MMD’s future is extremely dark under the current leadership. Now RB is not even interested it anymore.

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  11. Sure, Used, Abused and now undegoing counselling and healing process. What a way to go!!! A once formidable party under a trade unionst destroyed by “a man of God” . Makes no think

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  12. The mmd was destroyed by its own members because of greed and lack of principles. Every party in zambia is the same. It’s just a matter of time before they disintegrate

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  13. What about Rainbow party?? its hight time they tested there popularity. we are tired of just hearing about them in the news paper only.

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  14. What about Rainbow party?? its high time they tested there popularity. we are tired of just hearing about them in the news paper only.

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  15. RB and his corrupt children and concubines such as Dora Siliya have inherited Sata’s vibrant PF party now. Lungu is just a shadow of RB and the corrupt clique of MMD. Sorry to genuine PF members that after fighting for 10 years and labeling MMD corrupt, Lungu has sold it to PF within 3 months.

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  16. Rainbow is busy positioning itself with original PF members. to tell you the truth, there will be gnashing of teeth soon in PF because of the way they’ve handled RB. he will soon start asking for more like the proverbial Bedouin and camel story. at that juncture, CB and Lusaka structures will defect. elections in Zambia are won not because of ideology but laundering oneself to such an extent they start looking like they are the only saviour. this is what WK is doing. Zambians dont vote in parties, they only vote out. Sata won the 2011 elections, to a greater extent because of the dissatisfaction with MMD in the minds of the Zambian people, so even those who didn’t believe in Sata and PF voted for him just see the backside of MMD

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  17. The withdrawal by MMD is meant to pave way for PF to scoop all the three seats. Discussions were held between MMD and PF and it was agreed that votes must not be split. Obviously the MMD was bribed and the top brass in the party have been promised some benefits once they merge the MMD with the PF. Our politicians are so shameless that it is greed that drives them. They never think about the electorate. Very soon you will know what has been promised to Nevers Mumba, Mwansa Mbulakulima and others. The withdrawal by MMD is not genuine; it was a shameless way of paving way for the PF to win so that they can mutilate the constitution once it goes to parliament next month. The government is made up of crooks who don’t care about the welfare to the people. There is too much looting going on…

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  18. How many parties has Mumba killed now and i know that in the back ground he is being paid for this.
    This Mumba has failed and if he has any morals left he should just retire from public life and concentrate on making things right with his creator.
    Its not how you start but its all about how you finish and i am afraid this man will always be remembered for the bad things and all his good work in Zambia shall be saved is long forgotten by all of us.

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  19. If you are suprised by this then you MUST be leaving on another planet. R.B and DORA are MMD so why would they contest twice??? If you think RB and SILIYA are PF wake up from that WET DREAM…

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