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

MMD president Nevers Mumba has confirmed he has been communicating with President Lungu to explore possibilities of working with the Patriotic Front (PF) ahead of the August 11 tripartite elections.

And the Zambia Republican Party (ZRP) says it is ready to enter into an alliance with the PF.

Dr Mumba said in an interview yesterday that he is consulting his party structures before he can come in the open over President Lungu’s offer for MMD to work with PF.

“I can confirm that there has been some communication between myself and President Lungu on the possibility of us working together during the coming election. I am also studying this offer,” Dr Mumba said.

Dr Mumba said that he will shortly respond to President Lungu’s offer because he feels it is important to hold consultations within his party before coming out with a response.

He said that he is currently in Western Province where he is organising and mobilising his party ahead of the general elections.

Speaking in Nyimba on Sunday, President Lungu said PF would not have won in last year’s elections if it had not worked with MMD.

He also that said when parliament is dissolved, PF and MMD would sit down and decide how they would work together.

And the ZRP says that President Lungu’s call to work with the MMD in the August 11 tripartite elections is timely.

ZRP president Wright Musoma said the offer by the PF to again work with the MMD in order to outrightly win in the elections should be encouraged.

“This is the right thing to do. President Lungu’s offer to the MMD is a plus and should not be underrated by any well-meaning Zambian,” he said.

In an interview yesterday, Mr Musoma urged the MMD to take the offer seriously and respond to the President while at the same time reduce on their intra-party differences.

Mr Musoma contends that with the 50-percent-plus-one vote clause in the amended constitution, no political party would have an outright win in the forthcoming general elections without forming an alliance with other parties.

He said it will be wishful for any political party to think that they do not need an alliance in the August 11 elections.

Mr Musoma said ZRP is ready to join the alliance that President Lungu is proposing with the MMD.

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33 COMMENTS

  1. Mulefwaya ba Mumba. You know very well this is the only chance you have to be near the presidency. And possible one day you will be. If you are chosen as running mate then you are there Mr Mumba. Also I voted for you on NCC ticket in Kabwe.

    God Bless you

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    • 30 pieces of silver and, the “pastor” cant think straight anymore. Dr Mumba, do you remember this video when PF Police teargassed you in Lundazi a few weeks ago. You also denied any form of alliance with PF: MMD Team Teargassed in Lundazi – YouTube

      Just search for that video and you will see what I mean. I cant add the actaul link cause LT is blocking it.

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    • To be honest, most of you who are shooting Nevers Mumba are UPND. You know for a fact that this move will cripple you.
      The problem I have with you UPND is that you are too self confident and self-centered. You needed to work with MMD to attain the 50+1, but you feel you can do it all by yourselves.
      PF, despite being in power has realistically announced publicly that they cannot make 50+1. Life i more real than a dream.
      Let the two alone work their way as they see it possible.
      It may work or not but at least they are more realistic.

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    • THIS WILL BE A LITMUS TEST TO PROVE TO THE ZAMBIAN PEOPLE THAT THESE LEADERS ARE OUT THERE FOR NO GOOD. THEY ARE YEARNING TO GET INTO POWER OR TO REMAIN IN POWER NOT TO SERVE THE ZAMBIAN PEOPLE, BUT RATHER TO SERVE THEMSELVES. THESE SELFISH POLITICAL LEADERS WANT TO COVER THEMSELVES AND SUPPORT EACH OTHER SO THAT THEY CAN CONTINUE BEING THE ONLY ONES IN POWER. LET US GIVE OTHERS CHANCE TO MANAGE ZAMBIA. LET A NEW CROP OF LEADERSHIP GIVE ZAMBIANS A NEW WINDOW OF HOPE. REJECT ANYTHING PF AND ANYTHING MMD. THESE ARE THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE MADE YOU SUFFERERS IN YOUR OWN COUNTRY. KICK THEM OUT AND BRING IN A MORE REPRESENTATIVE UPND TEAM. UPND IS FOR ALL THE ZAMBIAN PEOPLE.

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  2. This is how inscincere the 50%+1 is. You have to carry everybody aboard to get the numbers no matter whether they add political value or not. After winning they all demand a share of the cake threatening to quit and end up creating unnecessary wage bills. More often than not, many alliances disintegrate shortly after the election. They are just alliances of convinience, not conviction. Nevertheless, this is the only way of clinching power.

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    • Meimatungu, these are new politics of Zambian Democracy. Our role is to observe, because this the first time we are going to hold such an election in our land. May be those that have done Political Science are in a position to tell the nation.

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  3. Integrity Dr Nevers Mumba, integrity! You love quick easy riches fallen “man of God” and while your mind is made up do not cheat your members that you are consulting for if the communication between yourself and Lungu had not been exposed the MMD membership were going to wake up to another NCC saga! Now I understand the wrangle of those wishing to push you aside for Mutati, Chituwo or Kabinga Pande! No wonder PF have been confidently saying MMD is dead!

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  4. Mumba please dont enter into a pact with masonists. Accept that offer and lay down your confitions that will ensure good governance post Aug 11.

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  5. NEVERS MUMBA WANTS QUICK MONEY HE WILL ACCEPT AFTER LUNGU SENDING HIS PF POLICE TO TEARGAS HIM AND THIS PACT WILL GO NOWHERE INFACT MMD Z DIVIDED IN GROUPS IN SHORT PF KUYABEBELE

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  6. Lets me be the first to welcome MMD officially to the winning PF Team. I encourage other small parties such as Upnd, DF etc to jump on the PF-MMD bandwagon before the train leaves the station.

    Mumba has lots to offer for this christian country. And the best way is to work with PF.

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    • The only party that is making Edgar sit up is UPND. This MMD was killed by RB. Where to Dora and team. Mumba is back and watch your skirt.

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  7. Br. Nevers Mumba, please, please please, kneel down pray and fast for one month before you take any decision. Only in prayer and fasting will THE LORD DIRECT YOU ON WHAT DO.

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  8. Mumba’s MMD will contribute 14,000 votes. Too tiny to be of any use. Majority Zambian have decided to kick out the thugs. Don’t these people get it!? Why would people want to swallow what they vomited not too long ago? This pact won’t work. This a sign that PF is headed for a rubbish bag.

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  9. PF/Upnd had a ‘pact’ but HH wanted the presidency he was trounced….so don’t rush for big things work on development of Zambia and less bickering over posts

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  10. Is Mumba for real?
    One minute he knows nothing about an Alliance with the PF and the next minute he says they have been communicating about a possible alliance.
    Man of God or Man of Gold?

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  11. The truth is MMD is a deeply divided party right now. I cannot see MMD members in Southern, Western, North-Western Provinces and parts of Central and Lusaka provinces voting for the PF/MMD pact. My take is that the 50% + 1 is good but it will show how divided Zambia is along the former North-Western Rhodesia and North-Eastern Rhodesia lines. The choice of running mates should be carefully done to avoid the divisions alluded to.

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  12. Hehehe, man of Gold indeed. But what values is he bringing to the table? His political history is awash with several jaw sagging scandals. No one takes him seriously any more. Should he accept this offer, his rating in the public eye will surely hit rock bottom. The number of votes he got in the January 2015 elections, less than rejected ballots, speak for themselves.

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  13. Makweti#it better to for him to get it from the horse’s mouth than for him to embrace himself. If you fail to read your opponents in politics you suffer a lot.

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  14. Nevers Mumba will go down in the history of Christians as one of the most crooked Christians in Zambia if he goes into alliance with Lungu and his violet PF. Mumba, Lungu is in trouble and your alliance with him will not save him. if you want go into alliance with Sampa if you don’t want an alliance with HH. why sacrifice your remaining dignity for 3 pieces of silver which will run out on 10/8?

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  15. What’s the use of forming a political party if all you want is a pact with the ruling party to be indirectly ushered into government? Whatever happened to the talk of wanting change!

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  16. Wapya Munzi some people sign things without reading to impress onlookers/excite cadres.
    Nevers has a record of jumping to any promise given to him provided it will suit him and his family , so those of you who think mmd still exist are mistaken.He behaves like a puppy which when shown fresh meat can move to the neighbor’s residence .Beware of that bootlicker

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  17. Lusaka water and sewerage company is the most incompetent water utility company in the whole wide world! the company announced that there will be an interruption of water supply on the 27th of jan 2016, but in avondale, and large parts of chelstone and meanwood, there has been no water supply from the 26th, 27th and now 28th of jan 2016 and none of them have an answer to why and when they will be restoration of water! and worst of all, the incompetent company, has decided to keep quiet about the whole ordeal, “no notice” and miraculously expect residents of the affected areas to sort out these water blues, whilst the company that is paid to supply water is day dreaming in the offices!! such incompetence!!!!!!

    This is the very reason Zambia has a long way to go, in pretty much…

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    • LUSAKA WATER AND SEWERAGE CO…..

      This is the very reason Zambia has a long way to go, in pretty much everything, because the majority in such incompetent companies have adapted a revolting attitude of not caring for their clients, and not coming up with quick, tangible solutions, to get themselves out of the rut there in and to finally start doing there job! but instead, sit around waiting for a paycheck at the end of the day, for basically day dreaming!!!

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  18. Don’t listen to those discouraging reports coming from upnd, they very well know that mmd of pact will hit them bellow the belt. Mmd is stronger country wide and of is likely to gain more in this pact. Its the enemy voice that will discourage you Dr. Mumba from entering a pact. They wish it was them.

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  19. Dr. Mumbai go for it. Your rivals are now faulting and setting because they know that it will benefit both the PF and the MMD at large. Why are people so raged about the pact when they say mmd is dead? We are behind you sir, but ensure that you carefully study the conditions. MMD is bigger than individuals.

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