MMD die-hard youth national coordinator Gerald Chiluba has
accused former party president Dr Nevers Mumba of misleading
opposition UPND president Hakainde Hichilema into not conceding
Chiluba says the stubbornness of his former leader has rubbed
off the UPND president who continues to refuse to concede
defeat in the 2016 election despite the move being detrimental
to the re-organisation of the party for the 2021 elections.
He said Hichilema had not refused to concede defeat in the
previous elections and now that he has surrounded himself with
Dr Mumba he is negatively influenced to try to hang on to a
“As MMD die-hard youth wing, we have noted with keen interest
over the upcoming behaviour of not conceding defeat syndrome by
HH to have been influenced by Dr Nevers Mumba.
“After analysing the behaviour and attitude of HH, of all the 5
times he has lost as president, it is evident that his unique
character is as a result of his close interaction with Nevers
“Just like they say “bad association spoils good habits” HH is
a victim of bad association and the earlier he thought twice
about his associates the better for him and his party.
“We say so because Dr Nevers has a destructive mind which if
not curtailed can lead to the total destruction of the UPND. He
has been misadvising the UPND to continue singing songs of the
petition just like he has continued to claim the presidency of
MMD when infact it is a public secret that Zambians cannot
dance to such songs as they are not danceble,” he said.
Chiluba has since advised the UPND to distance itself from Dr