UPND leadership this morning fought back frustrations from members and reports that the party was disintegrating.
Party veep Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba called the reports stupid warning if rumours were spread from within he will deal with them sternly.
GBM said he was not going anywhere and will remain deputy for as long as time permits.
Meanwhile, party president Hakainde Hichilema assured the members the party was intact,
He writes below…
With our party vice president Dr Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba, we held a press briefing at our party headquarters in Lusaka.
We reaffirmed our commitment to our country by working together. For us, unity of purpose remains paramount.
During the press briefing, we also dispelled assertions that our party vice president Dr Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba had resigned from his position. This is false, Dr Mwamba remains our party vice president.
We also used the opportunity to call on party members across the country to remain united and focus on mobilisation and growing the party. Zambians are looking up to us for social and economic development and we will not let them down.
UPND remains an organised institution whose values include working for the people and not ourselves as leaders and as such we appeal to all party officials and members across the country to remain united.
At the same briefing, we stated that the Alliance which we entered into does not in any way mean that it will replace any of our leaders but is a joint venture to check the PF on its evil schemes and as such no UPND leader, MP, council chairperson, councillor and all party officials must feel displaced or indeed sidelined. We are an independent institution. UPND is ready to run our country better than the PF led by Mr Edgar Lungu.
As a party by the people for the people, for us it’s Zambia and Zambians first.
Remember people power is our power and your power.