Movement for Multi-party Democracy MMD President Felix Mutati has directed his national secretary Raphael Nakacinda to call for a National Policy Conference which will among other things discuss the future of the party.
And Mr. Mutati says his dismissal should be taken as an opportunity for members of the party to ensure that they work hard in rebuilding the party to make stronger and ensure that it remains relevant to the country’s politics.
Speaking during the launch of the card renewal for Lusaka Province, Mr. Mutati said his party makes decisions in consultations with the members and that the decision of how the party moves forward as regards the 2021 elections lays in the hands of the membership hence the need for a policy conference.
He said the policy conference should discuss the way forward for the party because members have been asking for a clear road map on the operations of the party going forward.
He said just like in 2016 when the party decided to go into partnership with the ruling Patriotic Front (PF), the policy conference will consult with the MMD membership and give direction on the way forward.
And Mr. Mutati says the MMD will continue to embark on its mobilization to ensure that it remains a critical component of the country’s democracy just like the forefathers envisaged at its formation.
He said with hard work from members across the country and Gods blessings the party will regain the numbers it once hard.
He said the party will ensure that it goes down the lowest members to ensure that they are reactivated so that the party is put in shape to effectively participate in any election.
And the MMD President added there was no need for political players to intimidate one another because the country belongs to everyone.
He said politics that encourage division such tribal politics and political violence should have no room in the country.
And the MMD has posthumously honoured its first party and second Republican President Fredrick Chiluba with a framed statue of an eagle for his contribution to the party and the nation at large which was received by his son Darlington.
And in receiving the honour, Darlington Chiluba said the family was humbled and grateful to the party’s leadership for recognizing his father’s role in democracy.