MMD denies having Die Hard Wing in its structure
Time Posted: August 23, 2014 9:50 pm
The Opposition Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) has disowned Die Hard Youth Wing leader, Bowman Lusambo, saying the former ruling party has no such wing in its constitutional structures.
MMD National Secretary, Muhabi Lungu, wondered why some sections of the media have continued quoting and referring to Mr Lusambo in what he called a wrong way of addressing him as Die Hard Youth Wing.
Mr Lungu stressed that whereas Mr Lusambo may be a member of the MMD, he does not have a position worth being quoted as a bona fide leader in the ranks of the MMD, adding that any coverage of his statements must be attributed either into his personal capacity or any other lawful organisation to which he belongs.
He said the Chairman of Youth and Child Development in the MMD is Muchinga Member of Parliament, Howard Kunda.
He noted that continuing to quote Mr Lusambo as Die Hard Youth Wing leader has a potential to create confusion and offend some of the party members and sympathisers.
“I want to state and stress that it is in the best interest of professional journalism to follow our advice as the contrary has the potential to create confusion and offend some of the party members and
sympathizers. You may please abide accordingly,” explained Mr Lungu.
The MMD, through its then Acting National Secretary, Chembe Nyangu, earlier in March this year wrote to all media houses to stop them from referring to Mr Bowman Lusambo as “MMD Die Hard Youth Wing” claiming that there was no such structure in MMD, stating that the much popularised
wing was an illegal rank.
Efforts to contact Mr Lusambo on the matter proved futile as his mobile number went unanswered.