MMD is dead-Dora Siliya

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Aug 16th, 2014
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Time Posted: August 16, 2014 7:29 am

Dora Siliya

Dora Siliya

Former MMD Spokesperson Dora Siliya has charged that the former ruling party is dead.

Ms Siliya said the MMD will not go anywhere under the leadership of Dr Nevers Mumba.

She said Zambians have decided to forget about the MMD the same way they did to UNIP.

Ms Siliya who is also Petauke Central MP said the lost an opportunity to change leadership at a national convention which was going to take the party to the 2016 general election.

“In 2014, we had opportunity for a convention to prepare the party for 2016 and seek fresh mandate but some rejected our good intentions to rescue the party. What we wanted was to usher in a new leadership that would have been accountable to its members,” Ms Siliya said.

She added, “MMD not going anywhere, it will die just like UNIP. It’s a shame that unfortunately I don’t see the MMD bouncing back. The party is not going anywhere. It is a sad story and all those that were involved should take responsibility.”

“Confidence has been totally lost in the current MMD leadership. Let me say that he situation of MMD makes me sad, I get calls from everywhere and our members are saying the MMD is dead here even when I read the media I can see that the MMD is dead and this is the reality. There is a failure of leadership in MMD, we need to accept that and move on.”

“There are people out there who are feeling that all these parties can’t bring Zambians together. These political parties are too closed up and the cadreism is not appealing to young people and women. Zambians are looking for a third energy.”

Ms. Siliya said, “What is my personal way forward? I’m a Zambian, I’m a citizen, I’m 43 and am observing the political landscape I have a right to participate in political landscape of this country as I see it fit. At the moment, I’m observing and I would like to work with people on a common platform to give confidence especially to Zambian women and youth.

Ms Siliya said Zambians are looking for new energy and a common platform to bring Zambians from all persuasions together.

“There are people out there who are feeling that all these parties can’t bring Zambians together. These political parties are too closed up and the cadreism is not appealing to young people and women. Zambians are looking for a third energy.”

She said that it is shameful that after 50 years, Zambia is still falling to provide basic social amenities for its people purely due to poor leadership.
Ms. Siliya said this when she featured on a radio programme called Off the Cuff on Lusaka’s Pan Africa Radio.

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