MMD Spokesperson Raphael Nakacinda says assertions that there is confusion in the party are misplaced as the party has moved on from the confusion that rocked the former party during the adoption of the party candidate for the January 2015 elections.
Speaking in an interview Mr. Nakacinda refuted claims that the party leadership had failed to run the former ruling party as it has worked hard to restore order through inclusive dialogue among members.
He explained that the party had made great strides in reconciling the party and that he was happy that their efforts to reconcile had paid dividends as older members have returned and are participating in party programs and working towards wining the next general elections.
“The party was engulfed in confusion during the run up to the last elections as a result of the former President trying to stand on the party ticket that created a lot of uncertainties among members which led to some of our members supporting other candidates during the past election but as a Party we have made efforts in reconciling those members and a lot them have since come back and are even speaking out on behalf of the party.
We are happy to see the likes Honourable Mutati speaking on behalf of the party and continuing to reaffirm their commitment of their membership with MMD.
He reiterated the Party’s desire for unity and reconciliation among its members.
” our desire us a party leadership and the membership across the country is to see that there is unity and cohesion at national level among the leaders and that should trickle down to the grass roots.
We should stop any attempts by either our opponents from other political parties or other stakeholders like the media from creating an impression that there is confusion within the Party.”
He further said the Party will forever be proud of their record as regards to the adherence of democratic principles.
“As MMD we are proud of our record of adhering to democratic principles and any suggestions and view that people my hold that would enhance the chances of MMD in 2016 can only be arrived upon and decided through a democratic process and we will continue as MMD to respect and uphold democratic principles.
” Anybody who attempts to replay the ordeal that we experienced prior to the Presidential by -election and consequences that followed will not be tolerated. Such people will be viciously dealt with by members of our Party who have been injured and suffered a great loss as a result of the confusion created by senior members of our Party. Our appeal is that let us all hold hands together and rebuild our great party. We have no time as elections are around the corner,” he said.