THERE will be no alliance between MMD and the Patriotic Front if the former ruling party does not unite, President Edgar Lungu has hinted.
The Head of State said he was still waiting for a united MMD before engaging in talks of a possible alliance.
The President said this yesterday upon arrival from Ndola where he had gone to support the Chipolopolo in the march against Congo Brazzaville.
“We are not desperate for an alliance but we just want to have a stronger force,” he said.
“Our position is that we want to talk to a united MMD. So far indications are that they are still talking to each other; when they finish they will talk to us.’’
In January, President Lungu said he was exploring ways of working together with MMD in the August 11 general election.
Mr Lungu disclosed this when he addressed scores of PF party officials and members in Chipata on 26th January 2016.
And PF’s Frank Bwalya said there was need for the MMD to reconcile and get united if President Lungu’s proposed alliance with the MMD had to be actualized.
Mr Bwalya who is PF deputy spokesperson said President Lungu had made it clear that he would want the ruling party to go into an alliance with a united MMD but as things stood, the former ruling party would have to resolve its internal wrangles and reconcile for the alliance to be actualised.