The Opposition MMD says the positions of the two party vice presidents including other positions will be filled in at an appropriate time.
MMD Presidential Special Advisor, Bernard Nakachinda, says the party has got other serious matters to address as opposed to filling in vacant positions of the party structures.
He says the position of vice president was an elective one and can only be filled in at the national convention.
ZANIS reports that Mr Nakachinda was speaking in an interview in Lusaka today but could not give a timeframe.
“The Position of vice president in our party is an elective one but it will be filled in at an appropriate time because the party has got serious matters to address. You recall that the MMD has been having conventions in the recent years,” Mr. Nakachinda said.
He said those calling on the party leadership to fill in positions are being mischievous.
Mr Nakachinda advised the media not to entertain Youth Wing leader, Bowman Lusambo, who is calling for an immediate action to fill in the positionsof vice president and others in the former ruling party.
Mr. Nakachinda explained that his party has distanced itself from Mr Lusambo’s alleged clandestine activities with the ruling PF.
“Ignore Mr Lusambo at all costs and I don’t know why you journalists entertain this man. We in the MMD doubt the activities of the young man. Our party has distanced itself from him,” he said.
Meanwhile, Mr Nakachinda is confident the MMD’s candidates will scoop both the Lubansenshi and Solwezi West parliamentary seats.
Mr Nakachinda said the candidates were sellable to the electorates and that the party has done a lot of ground work to guarantee victory on September 24 polls.
He appealed to all the political parties to adhere to the Electoral Code of Conduct by not engaging their members in barbaric acts of violence which have got no room in modern politics.