HH cannibalising our members – Nevers

NEVERS Mumba says the MMD feels betrayed by UPND for cannibalising the former ruling party’s senior members.

Mumba, who is MMD president, yesterday stated that the UPND its alliance partner was creating a lack of trust and confidence by it’s continued poaching of MMD senior members.

Mumba said he had regrettably accepted the resignation of Dr Canisius Banda from the party and subsequent stepping down as MMD chairperson for Health.

Banda has been co-opted into UPND as vice-president for political affairs.

UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema justified the poaching of MMD senior members, saying it was one way of consolidating the opposition in the country.

Hichilema said by poaching from MMD, UPND was ensuring that members were not lost to PF.

But Mumba said it was evident that there was no mutual respect between MMD and UPND.