MMD convention unstoppable, says Mbulakulima

MWANSA Mbulakulima says the MMD national convention scheduled for this Saturday is unstoppable.

But MMD President Nevers Mumba announced yesterday at a NEC meeting held in Central Province that there would be no convention this Saturday.

Meanwhile, sources who attended the Nevers Mumba NEC meeting revealed that the meeting reached a stalemate when it was time to decide whether the former ruling party would form an alliance with the Patriotic Front (PF) or the opposition United Party for National Development (UPND).

And MMD delegates from all provinces have started travelling to their provincial centres in readiness to travel to Kabwe for the former ruling party’s convention.

Mr Mbulakulima said the convention takes place this weekend from May 20 to 22, 2016 and that down payment of 50 percent has been made already towards the venue and other facilities. This is despite the MMD president through his lawyers Ellis and Co. suing Felix Mutati, and two others and Mwansa Mbulakulima in his capacity as National secretary for MMD not to go ahead with the convention.

Meanwhile, Mr Mbulakulima has reported Ellis and Co. to the Law Association Zambia (LAZ) for alleged ethical misconduct for the second time.

He said Ellis and Co. was expected to recuse itself from the MMD matter which it knows well instead of deciding to sabotage the MMD members from arriving at an amicable solution of what the party wanted to get.

Mr Mbulakulima said that in April this year the Legal Practitioners Committee of the Law Association of Zambia received submissions from him complaining against Ellis and Company for professional misconduct.

He said immediately after being summoned by LAZ Ellis and Company withdrew from representing the MMD.

In a letter dated March 1, Mr Mbulakulima stated that the lawyers from Ellis and Co. wrongfully used his name when filing an affidavit as at no time did he instruct the two law firms to represent the MMD.

Speaking in an interview yesterday, Mr Mbulakulima said he has asked LAZ to accordingly deal with Ellis and Co.


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