Arrest Nevers Mumba, demands MMD youths

MOVEMENT for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) youths across the country have demanded that Dr. Nevers Mumba should be arrested for masquerading as party president. And the youths in MMD have supported the call by Home Affairs Minister Stephen Kampyongo to have anyone masquerading as MMD president arrested, saying the call was long overdue. MMD National Youth Treasurer Geoffrey Mulenga said the Minister’s call to have those masquerading as MMD leaders arrested was welcome because the party had only one president who was currently Felix Mutati. Mr Mulenga said the continued claim by Dr. Mumba that he was a party president was confusing members of the party. He said MMD youths were happy that the PF had shown commitment to upholding the rule of law and that the youths in the party were ready to work with law enforcement officers in ensuring that Dr. Mumba and his clique of leaders who continued to masquerade as party leaders were arrested. “We, as MMD Youths, are happy that the minister has warned that anyone masquerading as MMD president will be arrested. “As a party, we went to the convention and elected Mr Mutati and other leaders. The Registrar of Society has names of office bearers which were effected after they were satisfied with the necessary documentation which we provided to them and the names do not include Dr Mumba but he continues to issue statements using the name of the party,” Mr Mulenga said. He said there were laws in this country, and that anyone masquerading to be another person was a crime. “As youths in the party, we commend the Home Affairs Minister for a firm stance he has taken in addressing this matter once and for all. “We are ready to work with law enforcement officers in identifying other former leaders who are working with our former leader, who has failed to move on after members decided to elect Mr Mutati as a flag bearer for the party,” he said. Mr Mulenga also urged the UPND who had welcomed the former MMD president to stop supporting illegalities in their quest to gain political mileage. He said the UPND should be providing checks and balances to the nation which included making sure that their newly found friend Nevers Mumba did not continue committing illegalities. Meanwhile, Mr Mulenga has commended UPND vice-president Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba for endorsing President Lungu’s call to have those cited in the Auditor General’s report arrested. Mr Mulenga said Mr Mwamba’s support was an indication that he had recognised that President Lungu was the Head of State and that the UPND should now move on and stop politicking on whether President Lungu was duly elected or not.