MMD President Dr. Nevers Mumba
MMD President Dr. Nevers Mumba

The Barotse Royal Establishment (BRE) has called upon MMD President Dr. Nevers Mumba to give the Western Province hardworking and dedicated Members of Parliament who are loyal to the people and able to cooperate with the BRE to help bring genuine development and progress to the Province.

Speaking when Dr. Mumba paid a courtesy call on the Litunga at Limulunga, the BRE Kuta led by Induna Mukulwakashiko accused the current MMD MPs of having destroyed the MMD when they decided to abandon their own party and instead campaigned for the UPND and PF in the 2015 presidential elections.

Induna Mukulwakashiko was however quick to point out that the BRE was non-partisan and went on to accuse all Western Province Members of Parliament of having neglected the people and being uncooperative with the BRE. He said over the years the BRE had enjoyed very cordial cooperation with the MMD but lamented that the BRE has been very saddened to see the MMD being swallowed by other parties. He said the MMD should not be allowed to go into oblivion as it is the party that brought democracy to Zambia. He further said that the current crop of MMD Members of Parliament have no regard for the people they represent nor the BRE.

In response and on a light note, Dr. Mumba assured the BRE that the MMD could not be swallowed by any party as it was too big and that if any party attempted to do so, it would choke to death because they would be attempting to swallow an elephant, a comment which drew chuckles from the Litunga and the Indunas. He further assured the BRE that the MMD is rapidly regaining its strength as a result of the on-going countrywide mobilization tours that the party has been undertaking.

Dr. Mumba has recently been quoted in the media as saying the party has already embarked on an exercise to identify aspiring Members of Parliament for each of the 156 constituencies and that the overriding qualification criteria for adoption would be loyalty to the leadership of the MMD and a track record of hard work and dedication to the people they aspire to lead.

He indicated that all structures countrywide had been directed to engage in vigorous door-to-door campaigns to adequately prepare for the August 2016 General Elections and that the party was getting ready to unveil a completely new line up of leadership including some old and new members particularly the youth and women.

Earlier in Kaoma, Dr. Mumba echoed a similar message to the structures and directed party officials in the province to immediately begin door to door campaigns ahead of this year’s election and begin to shortlist possible parliamentary and local government candidates for the 11th August 2016 General Elections for adoption on the party ticket.

The MMD prides itself as the only party whose true strength lies in the party structures and it is from the landslide vote of the structures that Nevers Mumba emerged MMD President in the 2012 Party Convention after the loss of the MMD to the Patriotic Front in the 2011 General Election.

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8 COMMENTS

  1. Wishful thinking. Nevertheless, its a good move to prove to your would-be alliance partners (if any) not to carry you as underdogs.

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    • Western Province was once an MMD stronghold. It no longer is. RB was the cause of the party’s demise there. A party that has a strong showing nationally is the only party that can stand the chance to reclaim this province. MMD, in its present state, is too anemic for the undertaking.

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    • A lesson to the MMD should be a lesson to all political parties in Zambia – prevention is cheaper and more effective than cure. Unfortunately, MMD is still an ICU case; still as good as dead.

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  2. the Litunga and his indunas chuckled because the symbol of the litunga is an elephant. you see, anyone who has always tried to bring down the litunga has always failed. this is why they laughed. it was a deep statement

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    • Chuckles from the Litunga…..now that is a first. So after your visit they usher you out then they sit to analyze your statements! My foot!

      More chuckles I suppose?

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  3. IT IS AMAZING HOW POLITICAL TABLES ARE TURNING SUDDENLY. NEVERS WAS A LAUGHNG STOCK JUST A FEW WEEKS AGO AND MOCKED AS LEADING A DEAD PARTY WHERE ALL THE KEY MEMBERS HAD ABANDONED HIM. SUDDENLY HE IS THE MOST SOUGHT AFTER ‘MAIDEN.’ REPORTS ABOUND OF MEMBERS OF THE UPND WHO ARE LITERALLY SLEEPING AT HIS GATE WITH MESSAGES FROM ‘HIS BROTHER’ PLEADING WITH HIM TO WORK TOGETHER IN A PARTNERSHIP WTH THE UPND.

    NEVERS HAS PROVED BEYOND ALL REASONALE DOUBT THAT HE HIS IS A GENUINE, TRUSTWORTHY, PATRIOTIC ZAMBIAN AND HIS LOVE FOR THE MMD IS UNQUESTIONABLE. IN NEVERS ZAMBIA HAS HOPE OF A STABLE, INTERNATIONALLY RESPECTED COUNTRY.

    IF I WERE MUTATI. MUSOKOTWANE, LUNGWANGWA, KAINGU I WOULD BEGIN TO LINE UP TO SEE NEVERS AND APOLOGIZE FOR ALL THEY HAVE DONE TO NEVERS, THIS LOVING,…

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  4. I am told HH has requested GBM/cbanda to be his running mate and ECL Sent an sms to HH saying me too. ……have a light happy afternoon

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  5. What is fussy about all this? These are palaces even Mulyokela if he went there he would have been received and they would have chuckled more than they have done with Nevers.

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