Zambia shall be saved under Never Mumba says Rupiah Banda
Former republican president Rupiah Banda is confident that newly elected MMD president Nevers Mumba will steer the party back to power.
Mr. Banda has since urged Dr. Mumba to stand firm and not be intimidated.
Speaking this during the inauguration ceremony of Dr. Mumba at Mulungushi International Conference Centre, Mr. Banda says the MMD will remain a strong party.
He said he is confident that the party will rise again and retain the people's confidence in the 2016 elections.
Mr Banda expressed confidence that Zambia shall be saved under the excellent leadership of Dr Mumba.
The former president has called on the MMD members not to be cowards but ensure that unity prevails in the party and beyond.
He further called on Dr. Mumba to preach peace in the party and ensure that democracy is upheld for the benefit of the party.
And Dr. Mumba has apologized to the people of Zambia for the mistakes the MMD made during its time in power.
He says as the new party president, he takes full responsibility for the wrongs that the MMD made during its tenure.
He has further stated that he is committed to ensure that the corruption tag that hangs on the party is removed.
Dr Mumba disclosed that he has set up an anti-corruption sub-committee to sniff and stop any acts of corruption in the party.
He has further proposed to the national executive committee that any member who aspires for national leadership declares his assets prior to being considered for any office