Speaking shortly after the announcement of new NEC members in at the Mulungushi Rock of authority Mr. Mwansa Mbulakulima who is now party trustee said the party will not be fielding a President because they do not want to be embarrassed but will field it own Parliamentary candidates.
The out going National Secretary tasked the provincial chairpersons to engage the grassroots in identifying and submit eligible candidates for the forth coming general elections within 2 days.
Mr Mbulakulima explained that the party is working towards rebuilding so that it can effectively contest the 2021 election saying the party is not in a position to contest presidential elections because of the battles that have been taken place within the party.
And the faction President elect Felix Mutati called on the members to be strong and ensure that the party is rebuilt.
He said there will be no retribution against the other camp and called on them to come and join their colleagues in moving the party forward.
He said he didn’t have a heavy heart against the Mumba faction adding that Dr Mumba’s contribution as the former president of the party was welcome as the party needs all its members.
Former Spokesperson Raphael Nakacinda emerged winner after beating former Deputy National Secretary Cheembe Nyangu while Mutolo Phiri and Annie Chungu went unopposed as vice presidents of politics and administration respectively.
Former Muchinga MP Howard Kunda went unopposed as the Deputy National Secretary.
Meanwhile, the Nevers Mumba led faction released the following message to the media
TO ALL MEDIA HOUSES
MMD NEW OFFICE BEARERS
The Movement for Multi-Party Democracy (MMD) has announced the list of new MMD office holders who have filled casual vacancies as follows:
Party Vice – President – Administration : Eustarckio Kazunga
Chairman : Miss Winnie Zaloumis
Acting National Secretary : Reverend Reuben Sambo
Acting Party Spokesperson : Ms Irene Musonda
Deputy National Secretary : Kamwendo Kamuti
Chairman International Affairs Committee: Mrs. Lissa Pasi
National Women’s Chairlady : Mrs. Edith N. Mataka
National Youth Secretary : Lengwe Bwalya
Released by Chairman Publicity Sub-Committee
Reverend Reuben Sambo