Mumba Not An Automatic Candidate For Presidential By-Election – Kaingu

Michael Kaingu says Nevers Mumba will not be MMD’s automatic presidential candidate in the forthcoming presidential by-election.
Kaingu, who is Mwandi MMD member of parliament and the party’s former vice-president, said Mumba will have to be subjected to an election by NEC together with others that will express interest to stand on the party ticket. He said in an interview that he would also disclose whether he would apply to be considered as the MMD candidate for the forthcoming presidential by-election after the national mourning.
“It will not be automatic that the incumbent president is the one that will stand. Just like what happened to Rupiah Banda, NEC will have to sit to come up with a presidential candidate,” Kaingu said. “MMD is a cultured party, it has got a system and structure.
If we have to look for a president, it is clear that the national executive committee will have to sit.” He said he was holding on to his ambitions to contest the presidency until the end of the national mourning. “Remember, I am still their vice-president although I am no longer serving in NEC. What is important now is to put the president (Sata) to rest, after that, if he has left any shirts, we can share the shirts but sharing now will be like we are envying what he is even wearing in the coffin,” he said. “Mind you, he remains the president…Let us put him to rest and those who want the presidency can put up our names,” Kaingu said.
And Kaingu said he would miss president Sata. “President Sata used to make a lot of statements that I would look forward to in the morning when I buy a newspaper. I would always want to see what he has said and decide whether to agree with him or to disagree with him. Now that he has gone, it makes the political scene a bit void,” said Kaingu. “It is unfortunate to see what is happening in PF particularly.
I think we need to be sober and bury our president…we don’t make noise, we don’t shout because that is the time when we really want to connect or reconnect ourselves to our ancestors.”

11 Responses to "Mumba Not An Automatic Candidate For Presidential By-Election – Kaingu"

  1. Musonda kalyati   November 5, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    Bola yaipa mu MMD. Just bwezani Rupiah.

  2. david Chips   November 5, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    Mr. Kaingu no matter you say or scheme Dr. Mumba is the preferred candidate , he is the anointed to take the presidency in Zambia. MMD will bounce back under candidacy of Dr. Mumba. Swallow your pride and rally behind the party president, your hatred and hate speech will not take anywhere. We have cancelled your plot and scheme to out the democratically elected president in Jesus’ name. Touch not my anointed the Lord says.

  3. Judge Joe Bidden   November 5, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    Ya ala we are tired of ama scheming, campaigns, fingering each other. .. Let’s bury Chilufya in peace. Mumba all he needs to do is to just apologise to God then he’s political career will be fine. As for now he cheated God to say he’s a man of God

  4. MJ banda   November 6, 2014 at 2:58 am

    Mumba is better than HH

  5. KC   November 6, 2014 at 5:48 am

    ‘Bwezani’ Banda…..

  6. Kawambwa luapula   November 6, 2014 at 8:22 am

    Mumba tapali icakwe.

  7. Reuben   November 6, 2014 at 8:48 am


  8. from a tribal party   November 6, 2014 at 8:51 am

    this kaingu would prefer iris kaingu to take over presidency than Mumba.

  9. Stuart   November 6, 2014 at 10:07 am

    Pipo will kill each other for the presidency

  10. Bigger Boss   November 6, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    Mumba you are lost chikala cawiso,anyway am morning my cobra…… more comments reserved matole,go gather back the flocks you scattered from your church

  11. chico   November 6, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    Bana Nono is batter tha mumba viva HH