Embattled expelled National Secretary of opposition MMD Major Richard Kachingwe has maintained that Nevers Mumba has been invalidated as party leader.
And Major Kachingwe has warned that the same ‘hooligans’ Mumba unleashed on him on Saturday will soon or later go after him.
Major Kachingwe who was the party Chief Executive explained on Sunday night when he featured on a Lusaka private Television, Muvi that he has now realized that there was an oversight on the part of the National Executive Committee (NEC) by allowing Dr. Mumba to run for MMD presidency when he had not relinquished his membership from his former Reform Party.
He stated that Mumba was no longer MMD leader according to the party constitution though he had maintained that he is legitimate leader of the party.
Major Kachingwe said the MMD will not go anywhere with Mumba at the helm accusing him of having brought in a divide and rule kind style of leadership. He alleged that Mumba had his own structure and not the one for the MMD.
The embattled ex-National Secretary said Mumba instead of strengthening the party had concentrated in holding press conferences which were not beneficial to the party but instead brought some confrontation. He said Members of Parliament were being put underpressure by Mumba, a situation he says was unnecessary.
“He (Mumba) has been putting MPs under pressure,” said Major Kachingwe adding that the MMD was in a weaker position to engage on confrontation.
He cited Mumba’s move to start campaigning for 2016 as one of the reasons that had brought differences in the party. Major Kachingwe explained that Mumba had printed campaign T-Shirts (Mumba for 2016) and was campaigning when the party is supposed to have a convention to elect its presidential candidate for 2016.
“The Secretariat stopped this,” he claimed.
Major Kachingwe also accused Mumba of having contributed to the MMD loose in Mufumbwe and wondered why the blame is now being put on UPND. He explained that instead of campaigning for the MMD parliamentary candidate Mumba was busy campaigning for his 2016 candidature.
“He was campaigning for himself for 2016,” said Major Kachingwe adding that if there is someone the candidate should complain to is Mumba.
He explained that Mumba went with T-Shirts for 2016 which he had given to a UPND councilor who refused to distribute them.
The embattled MMD expelled secretary said Mumba’s past political bobos were still fresh in minds of Zambians. He said he needed to take a break go out of the country for 10 years.