MMD National Secretary Mwansa Mbulakulima says the Party has reached the point of no return regarding the holding of the Party National Convention which he announced two weeks ago.
And Mr Mbulakulima said the talks which were held by former Republican President Rupiah Banda and Party President Nevers Mumba was between the two regarding their individual differences and not that of the Party.
Mr Mbulakulima said the issue of the convention is non-negotiable and that it will go ahead with or without Dr Mumba and that all the Provinces were geared and ready to attend the convention on the announced date.
“The meeting which Dr Mumba asked for was between him and the former Head of State were Dr Mumba believes that there are some personal differences between the two and we are not preview to that but for us a party of which I am the National Secretary our position still stands.
“The issue of the convention stands, Dr Mumba took the matter to court and the writing is very clear from the Courts of law and we have gone very far in organising the for the convention. All the ten Provinces are geared,” he said.
He accused Dr Mumba of what he termed “desperate action” to try and stop members from organizing by writing to all the Police Stations in the country of which he commended the police for refusing to take sides on the matter.
Further Mr Mbulakulima explained that Dr Mumba tried to influence the decision of Mulungushi University after he heard that he gone to inquire about the charges for using the facility for the forthcoming convention.
He said Dr Mumba he sent the acting party Spokesperson Reuben Sambo to tell management to refuse to grant them the use of the facility and management at the institution refused to grant them their wish.
He called on members not to be deceived that the meeting was for the party because the meeting was meant to iron out the differences between Dr Mumba and the former President.
Meanwhile Mr Mbulakulima has cautioned both the PF and the UPND not to be lied to that Dr Mumba was representing MMD when discussing any possible alliances saying MMD will only negotiate for possible alliances when they come from the convention.
He said Dr Mumba can only talk on his own behalf hence anyone engaging with him should bear that in mind.
On reports that he had a secret meeting with UPND President Hakainde Hichilema Mr Mbulakulima said they were aware about all the maneuvers that Dr Mumba has been making to try and meet his opposition counter part including arrangements for the two to meet outside Zambia.
Mr Mbulakulima was reacting to the meeting which was held between Dr Mumba and former President Banda in which they later announced that there was no rift between them.
The meeting followed allegations that Mr Banda was funding factions from within the party to disturbalise it.
Mr Mbulakulima has since invited Dr Mumba to the convention scheduled between the 20th and 22nd May.