Lusaka Reject Calls for Nevers to Quit

The opposition Movement for Multi Party Democracy in Lusaka has unanimously rejected the Michael Kaingu led calls for an extraordinary convention to elect a new leadership.

Provincial chairperson Watson Mtonga said the executive had met and resolved to throw its weight behind party president Nevers Mumba.

Mtonga said the executive had appealed to Mumba to call for an emergency National Executive Committee meeting to iron out differences in the party.

He said that they had also called for reconciliation as the best way to consolidate their re-organization process.

“As Lusaka province we met and it was unanimously resolved that we will not support calls for an extraordinary convention. We resolved to call for reconciliation so that we re-focus on the process of re-organization,” he said.

“We we appealed to our party president Nevers Mumba to call for an Emergency Executive Committee meeting to iron out the differences in the party.”

He said the province will only support the elected leadership until their mandate expires in 2016.

“We are of the view that we elected President Nevers Mumba and we will give him the mandate to rule as resolved at the party convention.”

Aocates for the extraordinary convention have only marshaled the required two thirds in Western Province with their message having failed to garner support elsewhere.

Source : Zambia Reports

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