Nevers accuses PF of buying off MMD councillors

MMD president Nevers Mumba says Patriotic Front is buying MMD councillors like tomatoes.

And Mumba says former president Rupiah Banda should not feel like a foreigner in his own country.

Featuring on Breeze FM’s ‘Political hour’ programme yesterday, Mumba said the PF was using district commissioner to buy MMD councillors.

He said the PF does not care about the billions of kwacha being spent on by-elections.

“From my experience from this ‘New Hope Tour’ I have made -I have been to Chama, Lundazi, Chadiza and Vubwi -it has become absolutely clear that the DCs are the ones (they are using to buy councillors); their mission is to buy many councillors from MMD and create unnecessary by-elections,” Mumba said.

He said councillors were being bought like tomatoes at the market.

When asked by a caller whether he was also bought when he left his NCC party to join MMD, Mumba said he was not.

He said the buying of MMD councillors by the PF had not weakened the former ruling party.