Time Posted: March 19, 2014 7:14 am

MMD president Nevers Mumba during a press briefing

MMD president Nevers Mumba during a press briefing

MMD president Nevers Mumba during a press briefing

MMD President Nevers Mumba has said that he was not aware of any ploy to oust him as he was enjoying a close working relationship with the two vice-presidents Michael Kaingu and Brian Chituwo, among other party members.

Responding to the statement released by youth that disclosed that there is a clique in MMD to replace him as MMD president, Dr Mumba said that he was not aware of any such plot.

“Am not aware of any meeting to plot to remove me. There is nothing like that,” he said.

“I can tell you that am enjoying a wonderful relationship with my vice-presidents.”

When contacted, Dr Kaingu laughed at the allegations and said he would issue a statement today.

Dr Chituwo said he did not have to ask for permission from anyone for him to talk to any party member and that well-meaning party members were supposed to approach him before rushing to conclusions.

Efforts to get comments from Mr Mulusa, Ms Siliya and Dr Simbao failed.

The youths alleged that the senior party officials held secret meetings at Pamodzi Hotel on Sunday this week, where they strategized and that similar meetings have taken place in Lusaka’s Light Industrial Area.

Meanwhile, the disclosure by the youths has angered MMD acting national secretary Chembe Nyangu, who warned of immediate suspensions for divulging party affairs in the media.

Mr Nyangu said that he would take disciplinary action on the youths labeling them “unruly” over their conduct.

“You cannot run a party with such unruly youths. During the period am acting as chief executive officer of the party, am going to take disciplinary action against all those erring members so that I can instill discipline in the party,” he said.