Movement for Multi-Party Democracy (MMD) Copperbelt Information and Publicity Secretary Peter Phiri has advised expelled former Lunte MP Felix Mutati not to embarrass himself by engaging in unpalatable language unbecoming of a man of his standing and should leave ‘noisy’ political rhetoric to juniors like power-hungry Raphael Nakacinda.
Mr. Phiri was referring to remarks by Mutati threatening to discipline MMD President Dr. Nevers Mumba, carried by the Daily Nation edition of 6th June, 2016.
He said Mutati must not mistake the silence from the MMD structures as a sign of cowardice or fear, but its respect for the leadership of MMD President Dr. Nevers Mumba who is leading a disciplined party which is guided by the rule of law and the Party Constitution unlike his fake RB sponsored ‘Kantemba’ Convention held in Kabwe recently.
He said anyone questioning RB’s involvement in the destabilization of the MMD should ask why the regalia of all rebel activities since 2014 have been RB-branded regalia including that used at the sham convention.
Mr. Phiri said he wished to inform the nation that the MMD NEC had met on 30th January, 2016 and resolved to hold the National Party Convention after this year’s elections and that is what the party structures countrywide were following not hallucinations from expelled and suspended members.
He said as per normal procedure, the election process for new office holders would begin from the branches, wards, constituencies then to culminate into Provincial Conferences which would be visited and addressed by all aspiring Presidential candidates with their campaign messages, a process which takes about three months.
As is the normal practice, the electoral college would then be drawn from these structures to prepare for the National Convention where all positions would be elective unlike the sham Kabwe convention where Mutati stood alone, and yet Nakacinda had announced that the Party President position was heavily contested for only to emerge with a dictator who seems to have developed a phobia for democratic elections since losing to Dr. Nevers Mumba in 2012.