By SIMON MUNTEMBA

I SPONSORED the UPND parliamentary candidates in 2016 when we were in an alliance, New Hope MMD president, Nevers Mumba has claimed.

And barely two days after announcing that his party was ready to go into an alliance with the Patriotic Front (PF), Dr Mumba has u-turned, declaring that he would go solo in the August 12 general election.

He said this is because alliances could not work in Zambia as most of the political leaders were self-centred.

However, Operation Save MMD treasurer, Geoffrey Mulenga, described Dr Mumba as an untrustworthy politician.

Speaking when he was featured on Hot FM Radio’s hot seat programme on Thursday, Dr Mumba said he gave K50, 000 to each UPND candidate to help them with campaigns in 2016.

Credit: Daily Nation