MMD President Nevers Mumba says has extended an olive branch to members who have offended the party in the past and are currently under disciplinary action with a condition that they sign a covenant declaring their royalty to the party.
Speaking at a media briefing Wednesday morning Dr Mumba said the party has given the offenders two weeks to repent and rejoin the party.
He said some people have been asking for clemency to be allowed to participate in the forth coming elections but that they will only be readmitted once they pledge their royalty to the party.
In order to accommodate those who are remorseful and yet passionate about their party, we have extended the olive branch for the next week’s.
The door remain wide open to those willing to come and sign a peace covenant making a declaration of commitment to the party, it’s values and it’s leadership. The next two weeks therefore shall be dubbed as a season of forgiveness and reconciliation for those who would like to build and prepare the party for the August elections. This is time to put away our hatchets and start a new day as a family, ” Dr Mumba said.
And the opposition leader said the current NEC of the party will only be dissolved by when a new NEC is installed.
“I also wish to confirm that the NEC is the highest organ of the party and the only organ mandated by the Constitution to decide the date of any special gatherings of the party including the convention. The current NEC remains firmly in control of the party and will only be dissolved when a new NEC is installed at a time and place decided by the current NEC in line with our constitutional provision,” he said.