MMD vice president for administration Dr Brian Chituwo has no apologies to make to anyone for having private talks with Patriotic Front (PF) secretary general Wynter Kabimba and Post Newspaper owner Fred M’membe to discuss some unknown agenda.
Chituwo said that he had no comments to make on allegations leveled against him and his counterpart Dr Michael Kaingu by MMD’s director of communications Muhabi Lungu that the two had a private meeting with M’membe and Kabimba over unknown agenda, shortly before the public spat demanding for an extraordinary convention.
On Sunday, Lungu challenged both party vice presidents Chituwo and Kaingu to explain to the nation and the party in particular the content of the meeting they held with M’membe and Kabimba.
He said the two should come out in the open and explain the agenda of having a meeting with Kabimba and M’membe at the Post Newspaper offices if it were not a scheme to destabilize the former ruling party.
And Chituwo said there was nothing wrong for him to meet people perceived to be enemies of the former ruling party because he was a senior member of the party.
He said as a senior member of MMD he should be entrusted with the running of affairs of the party and there should be no doubt for his credibility.
“I am not going to comment on what Muhabi said but I must state that I have no apologies to make to anyone. Yes we have had meetings with people but this has nothing to do with the problem that the MMD is facing.
“MMD needs to be transformed because in its current form the party is dying. I can meet anyone anywhere and that should not be a problem for anyone and as a senior citizen and a senior member for the party I should ensure that things are moving in the right direction,” Chituwo said.
Lungu made the challenge when he featured on Zambia National Broadcasting Cooperation (ZNBC) Television’s Sunday Interview where he alleged that both Kaingu and Chituwo had an agenda against the party president which manifested after meeting Kabimba and M’membe.
He charged that it was highly likely that the two MMD officials that met Kabimba and M’membe for some clandestine schemes to cause consternation in the party so that the general membership could rise against Mumba because he had remained a big threat to the Patriotic Front.
Lungu said party vice presidents Dr. Kaingu and Dr. Chituwo had confessed having held meetings with Kabimba and M’membe but had refused to divulge the details of their meetings.