MMD will not die; Nevers Mumba is no longer party President says Raphael Nakachinda

MMD says Nevers Mumba is no longer party president following the successful national convention held in Kabwe last weekend that elected Felix Mutati says party Spokesperson Raphael Nakachinda.

Mr Nakachinda during a press briefing at the party secretariat said that MMD has been a subject of debate for the last 4 months over the issue of having a convention. This debate was ignited by an erroneous decision made by the former executive committee. That committee assumed power it did not have. Our constitution stipulates we have a convention every 5 years. No individual or committee has power to change our constitution and we say no to abrogating our constitution said Mr Nakachinda.

“Dr Nevers Mumba and his friends went to court seeking an injunction to stop the party from holding a convention until 2017 and they stopped the party officials from organisation the convention. The court told them they have no powers to hold the convention which gave the powers to members of the party to organise the convention” charged Mr Nakachinda.

He cited Article 15 of the MMD constitution which states that a third of the executive committee or a petition from atleast six provinces can guarantee a convention. And their case was thrown out of court after more than 6 provinces petitioned for the convention.

The convention was dully and legally conducted because the court allowed it.The propaganda that members attending the convention were picked from the street was a lie as All the veterans of MMD were present and they are present here today he said.

“We went straight into business after returning from Kabwe and engaged the Registrar of societies to change office bearers. The Office bearers now have officially be changed by registrar of societies and Felix Mutati is the New MMD president ” said Mr Nakachinda amidst jubilation from the members.

Mr Nakachinda thanked Dr. Nevers Mumba for his contributions to the party and warned that its a Criminal offence for anyone to masquerade as MMD President and Pastors should not commit criminal offences.

He said the party was scrutinizing applications for MP’s, Councilors and Mayors and should be concluding with selection this afternoon.

“Be assured that MMD will emerge stronger. MMD must not be allowed to die because its the mother of democracy. The rest of the party’s are protest parties that broke away from MMD” he said.

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