MMD President Nevers Mumba
MMD President Nevers Sekwila Mumba

Opposition MMD leader Nevers Mumba has refuted media reports that the party has opened talks with other political parties with the intention of forming an alliance ahead of the August 11 polls.

Dr Mumba said the MMD is yet to engage any political party and has urged the public to dismiss the ongoing reports.

He said the decision on whether to enter into an alliance will depend on the resolution of the National Executive Committee.

Dr Mumba did not however rule out any possibilities of the MMD entering into an electoral pact.
The MMD leader was speaking Monday morning when he featured on a live special programme on Hot FM from his residence in Kabulonga, Lusaka.

“At this stage, we have not engaged any political party to discuss issues of alliances as we go to the elections. We are yet to table the matter at the NEC and until that is done, all these are mere speculations,” Dr Mumba said.

He added, “What is important to note however is that with the amended constitution in place, all political parties must start positioning themselves on how to respond to the issue of the 50+1 clause and focusing on individual parties’ s strengths.”

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31 COMMENTS

  1. I like Dr. Mumba because he is realistic, unlike other political parties that are pretending like they can go it alone.

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    • MMD is no factor in this election. In the last election Mumba only got 15,000 votes. Even he had given those to UPND, Edgar still have won. Mumba does not control MMD but Rupiah does.

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    • Mumba, don’t try to make your party appear as if it’s on demand for a pact. MMD is dead and any association with it spells death for that party. Look at PF, their association with RB, Dora and other hungry scroungers has sent the PF to it’s early grave. VIVA HH…VIVA UPND!

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    • We want an outright victory for UPND, Can you imagine the pastor bringing with him his Katundu and confusing the bright HH?… no way. Nawakwi is a better bed fellow for HH, they are both Farmers hence the chemistry will be there.

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  2. The question is, does Nevers Mumba’s history (Reasons leading to getting fired from position of VP by Mwanawasa) make his a credible running mate for anyone?

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  3. Although 2016 elections is a two- horse race between PF and UPND, it is a high time to seek good relations with the other smaller parties to tilt the balance. Whichever side of the political divide these ‘donkey parties’ incline in the event of a runoff, a win is obvious. 50%+1 is no joke and you (PF&UPND) should not ‘insult the crocodiles’ before you cross the river. Nevers seems to have learnt the ‘signs of the times’ early.

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  4. QUOTE OF THE DAY ON ZNBC WON THE 2015 LE LUNCH HOUR NEWS

    “THE MIRACLE IS NOT THAT THE PF WON THE 2015 ELECTIONS, THE MIRACLE IS THAT UPND LOST WHEN THEY HAD SO MUCH ADVANTAGE.” – NEVERS SEKWILA MUMBA ON HOTFM TODAY

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  5. UPND failed in two major packs befor, where HH always insists that he be the presidential candidate no matter what even when he know his chances of winning are slim or no exisitant. you remember 2006 when UNIP, FDD, and UPND came together what happened PF came number two to MMD even when they went into it alone. 2011 the PF-UPND pack was anyone’s dream come true, but what did HH do, he said Sata should be his vice president even when data and statics showed that PF is bigger than UPND and Sata more experienced that HH in Govt and politics in general. So what does this tell you about HH and UPND?????/food for thought. if you didnt know Mwanawasa invited HH to be his vice before Mozoka died and HH refused saying “i am not a politician, i am bisuness man” if you argue read Malupenga’s…

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  6. MMD with PF there will be no runoff it will be a clear game bt i also foresee a situation were MMD is likely to be devided with three quaters to PF and a quarter to UPND….. this is so bcoz of the intra party wrangles but once resolved and they decide form alliance with any of the 2 major parties that party will win automatically

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  7. Nevas is keeping his options open as to who will give him the most money. This is a re incarnetated Judas Iscariot. upto today I donot understand how the fake money lovung pastor became the president of MMD. By the way is his court case over about the money he plundered in Canada?

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  8. this sounds encouraging. So if the NEC suggest Banda Leader and you +1 you will go with it this time?

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  9. ALLIANCE SWILL NOT WORK IN ZAMBIA. YES THE TOP LEADERS MAY AGREE TO COME TOGETHER. BUT THE REST OF THEIR FOLLOWERS MAY NOT GO INTO THAT ALLIANCE WITH THEM. THAT MAY SPELL DOOM FOR SUCH PARTIES. AND SOME POLITICAL PARTIES ARE TOO SMALL TO BRING ANY ADVANTAGES TO THE ALLIANCE.

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  10. HH RECRUITED ANGLO AMERICAN, MAUREEN, MUTATI, KACHINGWE, GBM, MUSOKOTWANE, PANDE, MUCHIMA, WITH A HOST OF OTHERS

    IF NEVRTD HAD EVEM A FRACTIION OF THIS SUPPORT WE WOILD BE UNDER A GREAT LEADRSHIP BY NOW. HH MISSED HIS GOLDRN OPPORTUNITY
    ITS TOO LATE

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  11. Comment: UPND has already won the 2016 polls.Its just a matter of time,it will come to pass soooooooon!.

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  12. Comment: UPND has already won the 2016 polls.Its just a matter of time,it will come to pass soooooooon!.Those who dont agree with me let them bury themselves.

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  13. The connotation of alliances is about sharing positions in this part of the world. These alliances are mainly formed to share positions in gov’t and not to serve the public. I think the only alliance I’m willing to trust would be an UPND-FDD-ADD or any 3-2 permutation involving UPND and the other two. This is because leaders of these parties have shown capacity to serve the nation better. I find any alliance involving MMD or PF obnonxious as these political parties are dirty with corruption. Any political party that joins hands with MMD or PF carries the baggage of corruption. Especially MMD is finished as they managed to get only 14,587 votes countrywide. This time it shall be worse. I am for UPND forming an alliance with the Zambian people to solve their challenges.

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  14. For yo own infomation, mmd is not a thing any more in Zambian politcs. Its a dead politcal party.. So let dead burry them selves! If any thing, can opt upnd to merge may be with fdd & add, these are people driven politcal parties full of developmental agendas respectively. Viva HH 2016, Viva UPND+FDD+ADD!

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  15. For yo own infomation, mmd is not a thing any more in Zambian politcs. Its a dead politcal party.. So let dead burry them selves! If any thing, can opt upnd to merge may be with fdd & add, these are people driven politcal parties, with serious developmental agendas respectively. Viva HH 2016, Viva UPND+FDD+ADD!

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  16. I hate edna lungu bcoz he pretend even when things are seemingly indicating so menace, he wil probably pretend as if he’s not made his balls sat on a very hot plate. Let roten edna lungs just call for pact with sekwila unlike jst duping himself in a great pretence. Wake up stupid edna, you like sleeping this is 2016 already you embacile! Meanwhile the incoming presido HH wapya aisa!

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