MOVEMENT for Multi-party Democracy (MMD) Southern Province chairperson Michael Kashinka has warned Lunte Member of parliament Felix Mutati against destabilising the party in the province.
Mr Kashinka has accused Mr Mutati of sponsoring individuals to tarnish the name of MMD president Nevers Mumba by consistently calling for a convention.
But when contacted for a comment, Mr Mutati promised to issue a comprehensive statement on Mr Kashinka’s allegation.
Mr Mutati also referred all media queries to former MMD Southern Province chairperson Oliver Pelete.
Addressing party officials and sympathisers at the Livingstone MMD secretariat, Mr Kashinka said the party was aware of Mr Mutati’s meetings in the province and was quick to mention that the meetings did not have the blessings of Dr Mumba and all structures of the party in Southern Province.
Mr Kashinka said the former ruling party was aware that Mr Mutati together with some former MMD officials, who defected to other political parties, were just masquerading as MMD officials when meeting other party officials in the province.
“How do we go for the convention then again go for elections, if Mr Mutati has been given some money to distabilise the party, of which we know he has, let him give us the money so that we build our party. Our convention for southern province and the rest of the country will be in 2017 period,” Mr Kashinka said.
He said the former ruling party was disappointed with Mr Mutati for going round the country calling for a convention when the matter was still in court.
“Mr Mutati should not be running round the country conducting meetings when his case is still in court.
“For us we shall wait until the court makes its ruling on the issue of holding a convention this year,” he said.
The provincial chairperson urged Mr Mutati and other members to leave the party and form their own they were not interested in organizing the MMD.
“If you are not interested in organizing the party, resign and leave us alone. If they don’t want to resign, they have an alternative of forming another party like Miles Sampa did.
“Honorable Mutati should also form his own political party if he is not happy with the leadership of Dr Mumba or better still stick to his constituency in Lunte.
“Those people who will abrogate the MMD constitution will face the wrath of the law,” he said.