MMD National Secretary Raphael Nakacinda has urged former Party President to take a retreat and soak in the reality away from the people who have continued to wrongly advise him.
Responding to Dr Mumba who called during a live phone in program on Radio Phoenix, Mr Nakacinda said it was disappointing that Dr Mumba has continued to live in the past when the reality on the ground is that he is no longer the President of the MMD.
Dr Mumba called the radio station claiming that Mr Nakacinda was commenting on a matter which was in the Supreme Court and that the convention was illegal as it did not have the blessing of party leaders but Mr Nakachinda said Dr Mumba is in shock because he lost the position of presidency.
He said it did not make sense for Dr Mumba to think that the issue is still in the Court when the High Court made a ruling in which Dr Mumba’s case was dismissed.
He wondered how many times the former party President would go to Court, adding that what Dr Mumba was doing was what the Courts described as “Forum Shopping” in the last judgement that dismissed his claims.
He added that people like Dr Mumba feared the electoral process because they fail to do their home work when they are still at the helm of the party imagining that they will be there in perpetuity.
He explained that Dr Mumba would have been a hero in the country’s political circles had he accepted to go to the convention.
And on the issue of legitimacy of the convention, Mr Nakacinda said it is only in Dr Mumba’s head and those he appointed as NEC members who are saying that the convention did not have the blessing of leaders because the leaders of the party who are the general membership attended the convention and a resounding echo of No to Dr Mumba’s leadership was raised through a vote.
The embattled former leader has continued hanging to the faint hope that the courts might restore his presidency something which is highly unlikely as the convention that installed new President Felix Mutati met all the Party constitutional requirements and the new leadership has subsequently been recognized by law through the Registrar of Societies.