Mutati’s MMD Faction Given Accreditation for National Dialogue
In an apparent move to pull away from the PF and re-assert himself as the ‘viable’ leader of the MMD, Felix Mutati has announced that his faction of the MMD will take place in the National Dialogue Forum.
He was granted accreditation yesterday at the Mulungushi International Conference centre, upon leaving he noted it was encouraging that representatives came from across the political divide, indicating that the forum would be successful.
“From MMD’s perspective, if we are to make progress in dealing with issues that are slowing down the unity of this country, we must be in that place (NDF) where we can make our contributions. Unless we make it together as one, those conflicts will continue to emerge,” Mutati said.
Some of the key issues Mutati notes he would like to raise included the 14 day interpretation in which one can successfully petition a presidential election, making the Public Order act more flexible for all political players and enhancing the powers of the Electoral Commission of Zambia to better conduct elections and minimise conflicts.
“The bottom line is that never judge a book by its cover. Come and engage, express yourself, argue in this conversation. All stakeholders must engage because we all belong to a society called Zambia and unless we make it together as one, those conflicts will continue to emerge,” Mutati said.