Rupiah distances himself from Mutati

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Former president Rupiah Banda with President Lungu at one of the campaign rallies

Former president Rupiah Banda has distanced himself from Felix Mutati’s opposition MMD faction.

Mutati whose faction went into an alliance with Edgar Lungu’s ruling party, PF was fired last week from Cabinet.

In what is seen as fear of ruing his relationship with President Lungu, president Banda has turned down an invitation at the MMD Lusaka province card renewal ceremony.

In a statement issued by his office, president Banda is too busy with international engagments to attend Mutati’s MMD function.

Banda according to MMD insiders helped Mutation assume the MMD presidency and brokered an alliance with PF.

With Mutati being fired, it is clear that the alliance has equally collapsed.



3 Responses to Rupiah distances himself from Mutati

  1. imwe namwe a Rupiah mapolo yanu muselakwakaba remember that we will remove your immunity sitinaibale chikale kufota

    November 15, 2018 at 11:32 am

  2. The truth of the matter, according to my analysis is that: ” In a political partnership like the one that existed or exists between the PF and the MMD, when the Leader of the Party (PF or MMD) ceases to head any Ministry, then the ALLIANCE ALSO CEASES TO EXIST! In this case, since Mr Mutation was fired by President Lungu, it simply means the ALLIANCE BETWEEN THE PF AND THE MMD CEASE TO EXIST! What the Zambian people expect to see now is that MMD MPs like Dora Siliya, Vincent Mwale and others to move and join the left hand side of the Speaker in Parliament and join the UPND. In fact Mr Mutati could bring down the PF Government by instructing his Members of Parliament to pull out of government and demand for a fresh general election. Was the ALLIANCE between the PF and the MMD supported by a LEGAL DOCUMENT or it was just a LAISSEZ FAIRES AGREEMENT?

    November 15, 2018 at 12:46 pm

  3. The pact was not done in good faith.Its never rulers that fail a people but implementation of rule of law and adherence to Constitution.

    November 16, 2018 at 4:31 am

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