The Northern Province Movement for Multi-Party Democracy (MMD) Provincial Executive Committee has issued an ultimatum to all those aspiring for adoption on the MMD ticket as Councilors and Members of Parliamentary in Northern Province to prove their loyalty to the party.
In a press release to the media, MMD Information and Publicity Secretary (IPS) Mr Cephas Bwalya said Northern Province is set to give the Zambian people a visionary, disciplined and principled leadership under Dr. Nevers Sekwila Mumba who shall become the seventh President of the Republic of Zambia on 11th August 2016.
Mr. Bwalya has called on all Zambians and genuine members of the MMD who have chosen to stay away from elections due to some selfish, greedy and sub-standard MMD leaders to come back and support the party. He said there is still hope for the country and has urged Zambians to join the MMD and vote for it so that it saves the people of Zambia from the mess created by the Patriotic Front (PF) and restore the nation to the path of prosperity.
Mr. Bwalya has urged all MMD members to embrace the 50%+1 clause because the MMD as the mother of Democracy in Zambia helped bring this clause into the Republican Constitution during the recent parliamentary vote on the Constitutional Bill. He said that the MMD has had this clause in its Party Constitution for years through which its president Dr. Mumba came into office via a landslide victory in 2012. He said the MMD will approach the 2016 elections as a united front to enable it get to the 50%+1 threshold.
Mr. Bwalya has sounded a warning that there will be no sacred seats reserved for special people as all the seats will be fairly and transparently competed for and the rationale for adoption will be loyalty, track record of discipline and commitment to the leadership and ideals of the MMD.
Mr. Bwalya said the party is already flooded with applications, particularly in the Mbala and Lunte Constituencies. He said the 2016 election is a golden opportunity for the MMD to start afresh with completely new faces and a new crop of selfless, dedicated leaders who are itching to help Dr. Mumba and the MMD to make Zambia great again.