Nevers Mumba accuses MMD youths in Eastern Province of being tribalists

Movement for Multiparty for Democracy, MMD President, Nevers Mumba, says that it appears there is a tribal arrangement in the withdrawal of support for him by some party members in Eastern Province.
Dr. Mumba says that the decision to stop supporting him and the party by some party members in the province was made a long time ago.
Dr. Mumba says that the people, who are claiming to have withdrawn support for him left a long time ago together with former president, Rupiah Banda.
He explained that the whole arrangement seems to be tribal and that those, who feel like supporting other political parties, are free to go.
Dr. Mumba, however, emphasised that the party still has very strong members in Eastern Province.
He says that the party leadership is currently doing party reorganisation through a national wide tour which started on Monday.
Dr. Mumba was commenting on MMD provincial youth chairperson, Chembe Daka, who said that youths in the province have now completely withdrawn their support for Dr. Mumba.
Mr. Daka said that MMD youths in Eastern Province have resolved to support President Edgar Lungu’s leadership.
Meanwhile The MMD, Movement for Multi-Party Democracy in Mambwe district says that it has with immediate effect suspended any kind of relationship with the ruling PF, Patriotic Front Party.
MMD Mambwe District Chairperson, Zephaniah Kaleya says that this is because the ruling party is playing dirty politics in the campaigns for the August 6, Kakumbi by-election.
Mr. Kaleya says that the MMD is shocked with the politics of character assassination, which the PF is using to discredit their candidate.
He alleged that the PF in Mambwe has completely ignored advice from President Edgar Lungu to work peacefully with the MMD.
Mr. Kaleya reiterated that the MMD expected the PF to support them since MMD supported PF in the January 20 presidential election and the Malambo parliamentary by-election.
The ECZ, Electoral Commission of Zambia has set August 6 as the date for the Kakumbi local government by-election.
And efforts to get a comment from the PF in Mambwe district failed by News time.

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