Frank Mwenefumbo and Enock Chihana both of opposition Alliance for Democracy (Aford) are yet to resolve their leadership impasse, nine months before the 2019 elections.
The wrangles which started before the party’s convention in May 2018, are refusing to die as both Mwenefumbo and Chihana claim to be genuine leaders of the party.
Mwenefumbo told YFM in a telephone interview on Wednesday that his camp believes the wrangles can be resolved through dialogue.
“We believe that the only way to resolve the impasse that is in the party is through dialogue of course with some sort of mediation from opinion leaders or any organ which can bring us together.”
“We have so far written the Chihana camp that we should come together and dialogue so that we are ready for the tripartite elections,” he said.
Mwenefumbo expressed worry that the wrangles can make supporters lose trust in the party ahead of the forthcoming elections.
He added that the move by the Chihana camp to seek legal redress ‘will not help the party in any way’.
Efforts to talk to Chihana proved futile as he was unreachable through his mobile phone on numerous attempts.
However lawyer of the Chihana camp, Gilbert Khonyongwa, said they opted for legal redress in order to identify the individual who will be the party’s torch bearer in the 2019 elections.