Drama has continued to unfold in the once might MMD as the Nevers Mumba faction has decided to back UPND President Hakainde Hichilema despite having paid half of the required presidential nomination fees.
Speaking at a media briefing the embattled MMD leader said President Hichilema was ripe for the presidency of the country.
He said the country is need of leaders who are selfless and capable of delivering economic independence and that Mr Hichilema was such a leader.
He said the country was suffering because leaders in government were more concerned with themselves and not the masses who are suffering.
He wondered how the PF hope to continue governing the country when they cannot share their vision with the people saying the “PF told the nation they would launch their manifesto last Saturday but launched everything but the manifesto.”
He also said he was not backing Mr Hichilema so that he can get a position but that he was trying to help the people of Zambia.
And speaking at the same event UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema said there is need for the people demonstrate unite of purpose and ensure that the country develops.
He said people were suffering in the land of plenty because of the poor leadership of the people in government.
He said the country needs to focus on things which are important and stop the continued political squabbles which are dividing the people.