The Richard Kachingwe MMD faction has accused MMD president Nevers Mumba of having opted to trade the MMD to the United Party for National Development (UPND).
Faction Convention Pressure Group says Dr. Mumba has now opted not to participate in the forth coming Lukulu and Kapiri constituencies’ by-elections after receiving votes of no confidence by voters of Mufumbwe, Mpongwe, Livingstone and several local government elections.
In a statement released to Qfm news, Lusaka Province Secretary for the Kachingwe faction George Malaika says it is shameful for the party which was in power a few months ago to fail to attempt retaining the Parliamentary seats it held about two months ago.
Mr. Malaika says mobilising the party in readiness for 2016 general elections must have began with retaining the Lukulu and Kapiri constituency parliamentary seats and not giving them away.
He says the best would have been for Dr. Mumba to field in candidates and prove that he himself has the capacity of mobilising and convincing the membership and the voters to vote for his candidates.
Mr. Malaika adds that if Dr. Mumba remains at the helm of MMD beyond now, come 2016 general elections the party should not be surprised if he says that MMD shall not contest the Presidential Elections.
He further says should any trade in the name of an election alliance to support another political party is effected without consultations of the National convention, Dr. Mumba and all those who are supporting the MMD’s road to oblivion, shall be held accountable.
Meanwhile, MMD Die Hard Youth Wing has called on youths in the MMD not to allow selfish politicians to use them for selfish motives.
In an interview with Qfm news, Youth wing Coordinator Bowman Lusambo says the Nevers Mumba led MMD is the only progressive party that will propel economic and social development.
He says those discrediting Dr. Mumba are serving their selfish interests.