By-election losses a reflection of MMD’s diminishing returns – Dora

By IAfrica
In Zambia
Aug 22nd, 2014

Time Posted: August 22, 2014 10:17 am

File :Mike Mlongoti and Dora Siliya waiting for their turn to shake President Banda's hand at the freedom statue. 2009

File :Mike Mlongoti and Dora Siliya waiting for their turn to shake President Banda’s hand at the freedom statue. 2009

Former MMD Spokesperson Dora Siliya has dismissed assertions that the alienated MMD faction which has been advocating for an extra-ordinary convention is in the process of forming a breakaway political party.

MMD National Secretary Muhabi Lungu recently disclosed that he has information suggesting that Ms. Siliya is among people spearheading the formation of a breakaway political party.

Ms. Siliya told Qfm News in a telephone interview that as far as she is concerned the current issue is whether the current MMD leadership of Dr. Nevers Mumba is able to inspire confidence not only to party members but also the general public.

She said the results of the just ended by-elections especially local government elections where the MMD only managed to win one ward out of the 20 vacant seats is a true reflection of the diminishing returns of the former ruling party.

Ms Siliya added that the MMD’s performance in the Mangango Parliamentary by-election further speaks for itself.

She said this is why she has always maintained that there is total failure in current leadership to transform the former ruling party into a viable opposition party.

Ms Siliya stated that the MMD will continue losing elections until the leadership issue is addressed.

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