Lungu urges MMD to resolve their problems before by-elections

HOME affairs minister Edgar Lungu has warned that he may be forced to use the law to drive the MMD into total extinction if leaders of the former ruling party fail to resolve the two factions.

But MMD vice-president for political affairs Michael Kaingu accused Lungu of harbouring a grudge against Nevers Mumba.

Former MMD national secretary Major Richard Kachingwe and Catherine Namugala last week formed a parallel MMD secretariat after their expulsion from the former ruling party for gross indiscipline.

Maj Kachingwe and Namugala have said the party being run by Mumba was Reform Party, not MMD.

The new faction has even asked people to apply to be adopted as candidates for the forthcoming Mpongwe and Livingstone by-elections.

Briefing the press yesterday in Lusaka at his office, Lungu said he had powers under the societies Act to bring into extinction a society becoming a danger to peace and good order.