Edmond Miti, claiming to be a a young concerned man who loves the MMD, has written an article published on Lusaka Times saying that there is nothing wrong with debating the issue of the MMD convention. Whilst he is correct in that assertion, he is unfortunately displaying ignorance on the issues and the points he raises suspiciously sound familiar. Let us set him straight.
If you examine all the statements from people calling for a convention, they are ALL WITHOUT EXCEPTION people that were expelled, resigned or defected from MMD and who are working against the party. We can list them here one by one, including Watson Mtonga who falsely claims to be Lusaka Province Chairman yet he was expelled last year when he joined Rupiah Banda in supporting the Patriotic Front (PF) against his own party.
Our National Secretary Mwansa Mbulakulima on 10th December (http://mmdzambia.org/news/
For example, Mr Mumba was last an office bearer in MMD TEN YEARS AGO! A former office bearer calling for a convention is as absurd as Wynter Kabimba claiming he is still PF Secretary-General and then calling for a PF Convention next year. Does Edmond really think it makes any sense for us as MMD to accept statements from impostors who are not office bearers?
Edmond claims the issue of the convention after 5 years is “straight forward”, which proves how ignorant (or dishonest) he is. Does he know for example that the MMD held a convention in 2005 and the next one came in 2011, SIX YEARS AND NOT FIVE YEARS late? Does he also know that it is only the MMD National Executive Committee that has powers to call a Convention and decide the exact date as per Article 14 of the MMD Constitution?
Edith Mataka is not a “disgruntled” woman but is the Copperbelt Chairlady and has been in that position for some time. The people who gathered at Hotel Edinburgh were not “innocent” MMD members but paid people. Edmond’s statement on Ms Mataka is very insulting and demeaning. This, among other reasons, suggests that like all the other impostors calling for a convention, he is just another hired gun.
The MMD intelligence wing gathers information every single day about all these schemes against our party. We already know about impostors sponsored by Lunte MP Felix Mutati who are calling for a convention in 2016 so that those who lost to Nevers Mumba at the 2012 Convention can have another shot to remove him and then negotiate with PF to be running mate under the 50%+1 electoral system. We already issued a statement on this issue and even named the people involved (http://mmdzambia.org/news/
Edmond Miti, you cannot fool us. We know all the signs of hired guns who think we are dumb and cannot see what’s going on. Sorry to let you know that we are ten steps ahead of you. Just go home and do something else.
MMD NATIONAL YOUTH TREASURER