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.”