MMD will continue to be represented by the party’s legal advocates Messrs Ellis & Co. as well as Messrs J and M and we do not know under what technicality the party national secretary has disputed their court proceedings, says MMD spokesperson Reverend Reuben Sambo.
Rev Sambo said in an interview yesterday that it was for this reason that the national executive committee (NEC) will notify Mr Mbulakulima of his actions as required by the party constitution so that they hear him out, more especially now that the party president Dr Nevers Mumba was back in the country.
He reiterated that Mr Mbulakulima was seriously conflicted as he has continued to express personal interest over party matters and reiterated his call for him to resign so that a neutral person could occupy his position. He also expressed shock under what technicality the Chembe Member of Parliament disputed the fact that he was not part of the court proceedings, handled by the party’s law firms, stating that they have represented the party for a long time and that they will continue to do so.
“I wonder under what technicality he has disputed our advocates’ proceedings in court against Mr Mutati and two others as they have represented the party for a long time. Even in 2014 when some people tried to unconstitutionally remove Dr Mumba from the party they represented us in court,” he said.
Recently, Mr Mbulakulima wrote to the Law Association of Zambia denying that he instructed Messrs Ellis & Co. and Messrs J&M advocates to act on behalf of the party in a case in which Lunte Member of Parliament Felix Mutati and two others are asking the party to hold a convention.
Meanwhile, Rev Sambo said the party is still waiting to hear from former president Rupiah Banda over his call to reconcile the factions in the party.
He said that most likely Mr Banda would first communicate to Dr Mumba over the matter but that as a party they were still patiently waiting to hear from him. Mr Banda before he left for Uganda to monitor that country’s election said he would engage the former ruling party to reconcile all factions for the benefit of everyone.