FORMER Works and Supply minister Mike Mulongoti has revealed that the formation and launch of his new party was set for 2013.
And Mulongoti says the party’s challenge would be the day of its launch as resources were required to successfully launch it.Mulongoti however said the party would not be owned by an individual but by its members so that no one felt intimidated.
“We don’t want a situation where a party is owned by Sata or Hakainde or Chipimo but members as owners of the party,” the seemingly jovial Mulongoti said.
Mulongoti said after the party’s launch, there would be an interim leader but eventually a convention shall be held to democratically elect leaders.
He said in a democratic set up, members should have an opportunity to elect leaders in the party.
“We want to go it the Obama way where ordinary citizens fund the party unlike where corrupt barons are bank rolling the party. That way you’re under pressure from the sponsor, we need integrity to prevail not having shoddy characters,” bragged Mulongoti.
Meanwhile Mulongoti said the party’s manifesto was ready but experts were still working on the constitution.