President Michael Sata has described as unfortunate that the constitution-making process has been hijacked by individuals whose objective is to embarrass, humiliate and politically undermine the sovereign will of the masses.
President Sata says the recent biased political manoeuvres surrounding the process confirm the ill-intentions of the persons at the helm of this misplaced crusade.
He says right from the start, the Government has been dedicated to the process, no wonder the committee handling the matter was left without any interference.
President Sata says it is clear that the well intended process has been hijacked to embarrass, humiliate and politically undermine the will and interest of the majority of Zambians.
He states that as elected representatives and custodians of the Zambian people’s interests, the PF government feels duty bound to protect the masses from those that have hijacked this noble process.
Mr Sata contends that with the current political schemes and ill-intentions, it will be highly irresponsible for the government as people’s representatives to authorise the release of this document before it goes through Cabinet.
The President says the country already has a functional constitution and the state will not be pushed into fast and reckless conclusions by individuals with dubious agendas.
This is contained in a statement issued to QFM News by the president’s special assistant for press and public relations George Chellah.