A GROUP of expelled Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) senior members are sponsoring confusion in the former ruling party so that they can take over the leadership of the party and deliver it to the United Party for National Development (UPND), claims MMD president Nevers Mumba.
He said the expelled MMD members were also scheming to frustrate the possible formation of an alliance between the Patriotic Front (PF) and the former ruling party so as to ruin the chances of the ruling party to retain power after the August 11 tripartite elections.
Dr Mumba said in an interview yesterday that the people who conducted violent protests at the MMD secretariat on Monday were hired hooligans to create an impression that the MMD was too divided and fractured to be able to form a working alliance with the PF.
He said the police had already compiled a list of the people who violently demonstrated at the MMD secretariat and their sponsors and would soon be able to get to the bottom of the matter.
He called on the general membership of the party to remain calm as he was waiting to meet President Edgar Lungu to discuss the modalities of forming an alliance.
Dr Mumba said he was still waiting to meet President Edgar Lungu to discuss the modalities of forming an alliance.
Meanwhile, Dr Nevers Mumba has reportedly written to his national secretary Mwansa Mbulakulima and Acting national chairperson Edgar Keembe to explain statements attributed to them in the media.
Mr Mbulakulima was quoted in the press having said the national executive committee (NEC) unanimously resolved to partner with PF during this year’s general elections without condition, while Mr Keembe was quoted starting that NEC did not make any resolutions to form, an alliance with the PF.