The president Edgar Lungu showed gesture of good will in relation to party MMD when appointed the candidate for president from opposition Rapheal Nakachinda as the member of parliament. Nakachinda will hold a position of Mutati dismissed from the post earlier, and whose appointment in parliament was cancelled by the president.
MMD vice president for politics Reuben Mtolo Phiri said this event was very positively accepted by the party and all members of MMD are very grateful to the president for such an appointment. Phiri also noted that the party will make all efforts to help to Mr Nakachinda with its work in parliament. And of course he noted that this appointment is an indicator that the president highly appreciates MMD and their political contribution.
MMD vice president told journalists that he will soon join a party meeting where future development of MMD will be discussed. The question whether to take part in the upcoming elections will be one of the main at this conference agenda.
Journalists were also informed by Amos Chanda, Special Assistant to the President for Press and Public Relations who not only shed light on a new appointment, but also repeated the words of the president that this event had to support the most important alliance of the MMD party and the Patriotic Front.
Chanda especially emphasized the fact that the president Edgar Lungu was deeply touched by honesty, good graces of Rapheal Nakachinda and his sincere desire to serve for the benefit of all Zambia.