FORMER President Rupiah Banda together with other senior members of the MMD will meet party president Dr Nevers Mumba to come up with a solution that will be harmonious for all groupings.
And Mr Banda has been invited to Uganda to lead a team of international observers in that country’s elections.
Mr Banda described as false statements circulating in the media suggesting that he and MMD president Dr Mumba supposedly made political agreements.
“I wish to make it clear that I bear neither ill will towards the MMD president nor any other member of the party, I should state that I have had no meetings or discussions with him,” he said.
Mr Banda said it was unfortunate that some individuals sought to sow confusion from the shadows by creating false news and rumours.
He, however, said the only way to heal the MMD was to participate in healthy, mature and truthful debates. Mr Banda praised President Lungu for calling for unity saying reconciliation was needed in the country, including the MMD.
He said political squabbles were not good regardless of political party affiliation. Mr Banda said that upon his return from Uganda, he would together with other senior members of the MMD meet with Dr Mumba and his team, to discuss and come up with a solution that would be harmonious for all groupings in the party and for peace to prevail.
Mr Banda said that even as Zambia heads towards the elections period, there is need for calmness, civility and peaceful conduct regardless of political party affiliation and ideologies.
And Mr Banda said he felt honoured to have been invited to go and work for the good of the continent.
“Today (Saturday), I am leaving for Kampala, Uganda to go and lead a team of international observers for the forth-coming elections. I feel honoured to have been invited to go and work for our dear continent Africa,” Mr Banda said.