Thu, 31 Jan 2013 09:41:17 +0000
HOME Affairs Minister Edgar Lungu has lied that MMD president Dr. Nevers Mumba is still Republican Party president, MMD National Treasurer Mwansa Mbulakulima has disclosed.
Mr. Mbulakulima said that the insatiable appetite by Mr. Lungu wants to deregister the MMD would cost the country the democracy it had enjoyed in the past 20 years.
Mr. Mbulakulima said that Mr. Lungu was a danger to the democratic tenets of the country, adding that the continued lies that he has continued to peddle against the former ruling party would land him in trouble some day.
MMD Vice president for Administration Brian Chituwo has appealed to bonafide members of the party to remain calm and supportive to the party leadership of Dr, Mumba.
Dr. Chituwo said that for any democracy to flourish discipline was paramount and Major Richard Kachingwe failed to live by the rules of the club.
“The party could not allow the highest levels of indiscipline by senior members such as Major Kachingwe so we had to expel him,” he said.
And according to the records obtained by the Daily Nation from the Registrar of Societies, they indicate that Dr. Mumba was the president of the MMD.
According to form S.O.8 issued on the 12th August 2012, from the Ministry of Home Affairs Registrar of Societies rule 15 notice of change of office bearers to the registrar of societies indicated that the Movement of the Multi-Party Democracy (MMD)’s president Rupiah Bwezani Banda had ceased being president and was replaced by Dr. Mumba. (See the documents on page 11)