Opposition Alliance for Better Zambia (ABZ) president Frank Bwalya says President Michael Sata has no moral right to counsel traditional establishments on succession disputes.
Fr. Bwalya says this is because of the position President Sata has taken over the installation of Chitimukulu the Paramount Chief of the Bemba speaking people.
In a statement issued to Qfm News, Fr. Bwalya notes that it is also a well known fact that President Sata has personally blocked the installation of Henry Kanyanta Sosala as the new paramount chief Chitimukulu of the Bemba speaking people.
He says as far as he is concerned there is no succession dispute over the installation of Henry Sosala but that the Head of State has created that dispute.
The ABZ president says in the process of trying to block Henry Sosala from ascending to the Chitimukulu throne, the President has further abused his powers besides exhibiting a kind of haughtiness that has made him to allegedly lose authority on traditional succession disputes.
He says it is for this reason that his party continues to pray that the Head of State will realize that the position he has taken against Henry Sosala is allegedly illegal and has allegedly created unnecessary emotional stress and tension in the country.
Fr Bwalya adds that it is also his prayer that the President realizes that his position to block the installation of Henry Sosala as the perceived rightful new Chitimukulu may have also caused a lot of mental and physical torture on the part of the Bemba Royal Establishment.
He says his party urges all Bemba people not to relent in demanding justice on the issue of the installation of their paramount chief, adding that other chiefdoms should also consider coming to the aid of the Bemba speaking people.