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Machila Is UPND And Can’t Comment On Any MMD Alliance – Machungwa

General News Machila Is UPND And Can’t Comment On Any MMD Alliance – Machungwa

Dr Peter Machungwa
Dr Peter Machungwa

Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) Trustee and National Executive Committee (NEC) member Dr. Peter Machungwa has dismissed remarks concerning the MMD by Lusaka lawyer Bradford Machila saying he has no moral right whatsoever to comment on any MMD affairs because his name only appears on party documents as a party member but in essence has moved to United Party for National Development (UPND) who he campaigned for in the January 2015 Presidential by-election.

Dr Machungwa says that Mr Machila has been completely inactive in the MMD National Executive Committee (NEC) along with several others who were caught on the wrong foot during the last election and abandoned MMD and campaigned for the UPND and the Patriotic front (PF).

Mr. Machila has been quoted in the Post of 28th January, 2015 as saying MMD MPs are not loyal to party president Dr. Nevers Sekwila Mumba and are not interested in re-contesting their seats on the party ticket and insist that there must be a convention before any negotiations of a possible alliance with the PF can take place.

“Mr. Machila is contradicting himself in his comments. The party is aware that a lot of our MPs have found themselves in an extremely awkward and confusing position as they had never been in opposition and panicked when they saw the huge crowds of opposition party rallies. They rushed to align themselves to these parties and saw no hope in MMD which they had left for dead. To their utter shock, their preferred party lost the election and these people have now found themselves in the political wilderness with no relevance to any party hence the immoral demands they are making for an MMD convention,” said Dr. Machungwa.

Dr. Machungwa further explained that in spite of all this, the party still extended an olive branch for reconciliation through the Truth and Reconciliation Committee which he chaired and several MPs submitted themselves to this committee and were forgiven and brought back to the fold. Mr. Machila however never attended this committee’s sessions and has further absconded himself from party meetings since then.

He has advised Mr. Machila to refrain from commenting on the MMD Convention and instead focus on championing for the holding of a convention for the party where he has moved to. He reiterated that the MMD will not allow itself to be distracted from the ongoing party mobilization and repositioning efforts in preparation for the August election.

Dr. Machungwa went on to say that Mr. Machila is right to say that some MPs may have never been loyal to Dr. Nevers Mumba. This is normal and expected in politics as they may have regarded him as an outsider and owed him nothing since he was not the one who had given them the ministerial positions they had enjoyed in the past.

That is why the party hopes that with the dissolution of Parliament this May, such MPs will seize the opportunity to leave the MMD and migrate to stand on the party tickets of their choice. This will hopefully create space for the MMD leadership to concentrate on the ongoing identification of a completely new crop of aspiring candidates for the Parliamentary and Local Government seats for the forthcoming elections.

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23 COMMENTS

  1. Machila you want MMD to go for convention when UPND fears it like hell. FODEP why are you quiet on UPND failure to go for convention?

    • Very wise words coming from Dr. Machungwa…….let Machila concentrate on organising a convention in the party he supported during the 2011 elections. If he loved MMD, he wasn’t going to jump ship during the darkest hour that MMD was going through.

  2. The greatest weakness of all our politicians. Instead of discussing issues they would rather discuss personalities. Nevers Mumba’s greatest failure has been holding together senior members who overwhelmingly elected him party president. If he chooses to go into an alliance with anyone (especially in the first round of 11/08 election) that will mark the end of the MMD. That’s why this decision should be made at the highest level of the party which is the national convention.

  3. Ba Machungwa Pliz-what repositioniong of MMD? Sure do you think MMD will rise again? Just work on merging with the corrupt PF since you birds of the same feathers

    • Birds of the same feather Kikiki …..William tekere Banda, vj, GBM, corrupt convict masebo, corruption beneficiary HH….hey the list is too long. Where are all these regrouped themselves if not upnd?
      It’s true machila just like his name says is only supposed to belong to a certain party .

    • Indeed, what re-positioning of MMD with such results:
      January 2015 Presidential by-elections:
      Total Votes Rejected – 17,313
      Edith NAWAKWI FDD – 15,321
      Nevers MUMBA MMD – 14,609

      No further comment!

  4. Voting patterns in Zambia indicate that once a party has been voted out it begins it’s descent into oblivion, never to be a factor again. UNIP and MMD have already met this fate and are now completely irrelevant. Why they still hang on to their dead political parties is a case for psychiatrists and other mental experts, it’s beyond my understanding. What is clear is that they will NEVER ever bounce back to power again. The satanic PF govt is headed this route and will be completely forgotten after 11/8/16.

  5. Where has been Peter himself all these years only to appear today because of the impossible alliance between MMD and PF.
    It will be foolish for Zambians who voted out MMD and to bring them back in the name of Lungu to destroy this country further.
    Zambian have now realised that voting on tribes and regions does not help them.
    Look at Eastern province where Lungu received a rude shock failed even to address a rally in Chipata.Fertilizer upto now not delivered to Northem Province.
    MMD and PF pact will all go away at the same time come 11th August

  6. CORRECTION ITIZI TURU: NEVERS MUMBA WAS NEVER ELECTED BY THE SO-CALLED ‘SENIOR MEMBERS OF THE PARTY.’ THEY STOOD AGAINST HIM IN THOSE ELECTIONS. THOSE WITH GOOD MEMORIES, WILL RECALL THAT HE WALLOPED ALL OF THEM AND BIGGEST ELECTION TRAGEDY WAS THE WALLOPING OF FELIX MUTATI. HE IS THE SHADOW BEHIND ALL THESE FOOLISH MANOUVRES.

    FOR THOSE WHO HAVE FOLLOWED THE LIFE OF NEVERS IN MMD, HE ISSUED A STATEMENT JUST BEFORE THOSE ELECTIONS THAT HE WOULD WORK WITH THE GRASSROOTS. HE WAS VERY CLEVER. AND PREDICTABLY HE WAS ELECTED BY THESE SAME GRASSROOT STRUCTURES AND THESE ARE THE ONES WHO HAVE SAVED HIM FROM EXPULSION BECAUSE THEY HAVE STOOD FIRMLY WITH HIM. FOR THOSE WITH CLEAR MEMORIES, SHOCKINGLY HIS HIGHEST VOTE IN THE RE-RUN CAME FROM SOUTHERN PROVINCE WHERE HE WENT FOR HIS…

  7. [email protected] which party is satanic between Pf and UPND? It is a known fact that the latter is headed by a freemanson so thats the party which is satanic and satanism has clouded your thinking to the extent where you just think of one satanic person HH, you dont even talk of going for a convention so you satanic party is not democratic.

    • Iwe ka manix you are the freemason and satanist yourself and not HH. You are so unwise and extremely dull possibly from your birth. What is special about your pf, a party that has elevated corruption, violence, cost of living, tribalism, hate speech, vindictiveness, gossip, instability, economic failure, job losses and retribution? HH is the forthcoming 7th president of Zambia on 11 August 2016.

  8. Iwe ka manix you are the the satana worshiper yourself and not HH. You are so unwise and extremely dull possibly from your birth. What is special about your pf, a party that has elevated corruption, violence, cost of living, tribalism, hate speech, vindictiveness, gossip, instability, economic failure, job losses and retribution? HH is the forthcoming 7th president of Zambia on 11 August 2016.

    • insults, vulgar language, anger, short temper, hatred….. are satanic.
      who is a satanist here.
      by the way ba mutale john, (a tonga) you mean you cannot discuss issues without using vulgar language or is it part of upnd culture?
      my dear voters, be afraid, be very very afraid with these characters who are vying for plot one….

  9. Masebo, William Banda, GBM and HH going by circumstancial evidence became rich after selling our companies. These are the pipo promising to change our lives

  10. Even if HH was to be alone in the presidential race, he will still lose.
    Why because his tribe will vote for him if he stood against God or Jesus

  11. I HEARD NEVERS SAY ON RADIO THA THE MIRACLE OF THE JANUARY 2015 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION WAS THAT THE UPND HH. UPND WAS GIVEN A PENALTY TO SHOOT, AND THE GOAL KEEPER WAS REMOVED FROM THE COAL, BUT THEY STILL SHOT WIDE.

  12. Innocently, Machila is giving away the plot but you cannot hide an open secret can you? I keep saying and I repeat that the uPMD has a propensity to shoot themselves in the foot at critical moments.

  13. @Katongo Nsambe, what a good one and a very accurate description of January 2015 too! Did it really come from Dr Nevers, he must be a cute and sharp fella then!

  14. Machungwa is lousy and confused.
    At last agreed with Machila. Why did the whole lot of him decide to expose his confused heard and hatred for Machila.
    He is condemning others but defending the idea to join pf. Machila did not sin.
    It is either mmd get swallowed by pf or wait to die a natural death after 2016 elections.
    Umusebanya ubukulu ba Machungwa joining tribalism.
    What is a mmd trustee? kikiki…
    Join with unip and contest.
    Does machungwa read online news?
    I advise him to join pf because njala yamunyokola mambala. Pf cares.

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