Nevers’ threats are empty, MPs are free to campaign for other candidates – MMD Chairman Legal

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Bradford Machila

Bradford Machila

MMD Chairman for Legal Affairs Bradford Machila says party president Nevers Mumba has no authority to expel Members of Parliament campaigning for other presidential candidates.

In a statement below released to Zambian Eye on January 6, 2015, Machila a lawyer and former MP for Kafue says the MMD constitution does not give powers to party president to expel MPs.

Here is the statement:

Following the warning issued by MMD President Dr Nevers Mumba that those MPs supporting other candidates may lose their seats I wish to make it clear that he has no such authority to write to the Speaker of Parliament and declare MMD MP seats vacant without there having been a disciplinary process followed by a Resolution of the National Executive Committee. In my position as MMD Chairperson for Legal Affairs I can confirm that according to the MMD constitution he has no such power and as such this is an empty threat.

As things stand, Dr Mumba does not have sufficient support of party NEC members to convene a meeting and take disciplinary action. In fact his numbers do not even come close.

I therefore wish to urge our MPs to continue your campaigns for who you believe to be the best candidate for your constituents and for Zambia as a nation in the forthcoming elections to be held on 20 January 2015.

We should not be afraid of cross-party support where we agree on certain values and proposals, such as the need for the new constitution, improved economic management and better treatment of our farmers, students and fellow Zambians across the country.

Bradford Machila

MMD Chairperson for Legal Affairs

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4 Responses to Nevers’ threats are empty, MPs are free to campaign for other candidates – MMD Chairman Legal

  1. Bradford!!! Bradford!!!! Bradford!!!! where have you been?

    yessyebo
    January 6, 2015 at 11:37 am
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    • MMD, CHAIRMAN LEGAL, AS MUCH AS WE KNOW THAT ARE NOT MEMBERS OF MMD, BUT THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER IS MMD AS MP’S WHO ARE SO INDISPLINE PERIOD. SURELY YOU HAVE A PARTY THAT SPONSERED YOU TO BE A MEMBER OF PERIAMENT YET YOU CHOOSE TO BACK SOME ONE FROM ANOTHER PARTY SURELY YOU ARE A BATCH OF DISHONOURABLE MEN AND WOMEN WHO ZAMBIANS SHOULD NOT TRUST, THE BEST YOU COULD HAVE DONE IS TO RESIGN FROM YOUR PARTY.

      kennedy Chipili
      January 6, 2015 at 11:53 am
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  2. Nevers Mumba (dr.) is an Independent candidate given that MMD is underreceivership by Dora, RB , Muhabi and Mpezeni

    NORMAN " AKA" BOBO
    January 6, 2015 at 5:47 pm
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  3. The rate at which MMD is disintegrating is frightening.The mission of RBs’ come-back was to destroy the MMD,(the final solution), Come 2016,Nevers & MMD might be “nashalaneka party”.

    s
    January 7, 2015 at 12:39 pm
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