PATRIOTIC Front Secretary General Davies Chama has said that the continued wrangles in the MMD have contributed to the delay in finalizing the PF-MMD alliance.
Mr Chama said that the ruling party wants to go into an alliance with a united MMD and not a divided one.
Mr. Chama noted that the divisions in the MMD have continued to escalate, adding the PF understands the challenges the MMD is going through having gone through similar challenges last year.
Mr. Chama however, stated that even without an alliance with the MMD, there are political parties that have endorsed President Edgar Lungu including some MMD Members of Parliament.
Yesterday, Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD), Nevers Mumba has charged that President Edgar Lungu had become elusive over the formation of an alliance between the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) and the Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD), Nevers Mumba has charged.
Dr. Mumba had revealed that he has been reaching out to President Lungu on the need for the formation of an alliance between the PF and the MMD but that the Head of State had not responded on the matter.
Dr Mumba said this in Lundazi yesterday when he met MMD members and encouraged them to remain focused and ignore calls for a national convention this year.
President Lungu had extended an olive branch to the MMD to consider forming a working alliance with the PF but the former ruling party has been engulfed in international squabbles resulting into the party splitting into factions.
President Lungu has on several occasions stated that the PF would only be able to form an alliance with a united MMD and hoped that the wrangles would be settled.
But yesterday, Dr Mumba said currently, there was no working relationship between the PF and the MMD because according to him, President Lungu had not responded to the matter.
Dr. Mumba confessed that there had been communication breakdown between the MMD leadership and its grassroots on the proposal for the formation of an alliance with the PF which he said had resulted in some MMD members endorsing the candidature of President Lungu.