Opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) President Hakainde Hichilema has observed that the rejection by Parliament of the motion urging Government to put in place a roadmap for the enactment of a new constitution is a confirmation that PF will not deliver the constitution.
Parliament on Tuesday rejected by 69 to 42, a motion moved by Mazabuka Central MP Garry Nkombo urging the PF Government to put in place a roadmap for the enactment of a new republican constitution.
Mr. Hichilema has told QFM News in an interview that the rejection of the motion is a clear indication that no PF official is willing to give Zambians what they were promised.
He says the PF government is mistakenly comforting itself if they think they will shelve the constitution making process just like that.
Mr. Hichilema says now is the time the Zambian people from all sectors of the society united and stood up for what rightfully belongs to them.
He says the opposition and other concerned stakeholders will not rest until the PF gives the people of Zambia a new constitution.
And MMD President Nevers Mumba has told QFM News in a separate interview that the rejection of the motion in parliament is confirmation that the PF government has willingly denied the people of Zambia a people driven constitution.
Dr. Mumba says it is for this reason that some genuine opposition political parties, Church Mother Bodies, Civil Society Organizations and other relevant stakeholders will be holding a meeting over the weekend to strategize on the way forward.