The United Party for National Development UPND says holding a convention is currently not a priority.
Provincial Spokesperson, Victor Mbuzi says that the party would rather concentrate on getting justice because its votes were stolen in the August 11 general elections.
Mr. Mbuzi says that the party is determined in taking the presidential petition case to the International Criminal Court, ICC, and International Court of Justice, ICJ.
He charged that former Chipata Central Member of Parliament, Lameck Mangani should desist from commenting on issues of a convention because it is an internal matter.
Mr. Mbuzi says that according to the UPND constitution, the party is supposed to hold its national convention in 2018.
But former Chipata Central Member of Parliament, Lameck Mangani says that people cannot stop talking about UPND because it is the second biggest party in the country.
Mr. Mangani reiterated that UPND should go for a convention so that it can sort out its internal wrangles involving its two vice presidents.
Mr. Mangani further indicated that taking the presidential petition case to ICC and ICJ will not help UPND because he has never seen a petition case, which has failed in a country succeeding in these two international courts.