I WILL not support Nevers Mumba if he continues abrogating the constitution with impunity because his mandate together with that of the National Executive Committee (NEC) is coming to an end this month, suspended Movement for Multi-party Democracy (MMD) national secretary Mwansa Mbulakulima has charged.
And Lunte Member of Parliament Felix Mutati declared that the war had just begun and that MMD members needed to be united to compete for positions.
Speaking when he addressed Luapula MMD provincial and district officials at Mansa hotel yesterday, Mr. Mbulakulima said he had written to the national treasurer Elizabeth Chitika to account for all party monies because there has been reckless and extravagant expenditure by some senior members.
He said as long as he lived, he would defend the party constitution because no one was above the law adding that those who were abrogating the law needed to be reminded that the party was bigger than them regardless of who they were.
Mr Mbulakulima said the issue of the convention was a must because the current crop of top leadership and NEC members were living on borrowed time as their five-year mandate was coming to an end before the end of this week.
“Since June last year, I have been telling the NEC that we need to go for a convention but they have been telling me we shall dribble them but that is not the way democracy works.
“I defended Dr. Mumba in 2015 when former president Rupiah Banda wanted to hijack the party because I realised that he (Dr. Mumba) was legitimately elected but now his time is up,” he said.
Mr. Mbulakulima said the party had been on a gradual path to decline since Dr. Mumba took over as president but said those who had the party at heart would not watch and see it go into oblivion but would defend its interest, he said Amidst shouts of disapproval from members who thronged the meeting venue.
And Mr. Mutati declared that the war to take the MMD back to where it belonged had just begun and that no one would derail those who wanted to resuscitate it.