United Party for National Development leader Hakainde Hichilema has come to the defence of Acting President Guy Scott who is facing calls to resign from his position.
Mr Hichilema says there is no need for abrupt changes in the government structure such as the agitation to have Acting President Guy Scott removed unconstitutionally and replaced.
He says Dr Scott he is legally mandated to manage this transition regardless of what people think.
The UPND leader points out that the country is now barely 30 days before the elections and that everyone’s wish is to smoothly and peacefully complete this process without any disturbances to the government operations.
Mr Hichilema adds that Acting President, Guy Scott’s call to guard against abuse of state resources during campaigns is a welcome move.
He has appealed to the PF to run the affairs of government smoothly during the remaining days before the election to serve the people.
He says it is now increasingly becoming clear that some of the actions of the officials in the ruling PF are destabilising the peace and unity the country has enjoyed over 50 years.
Mr Hichilema in a statement issued to QFM News today states that priority has to be to guard the peace and unity at all costs.
He says while the PF fight amongst themselves, Zambians all over the country are looking for leadership as they continue to suffer.
Mr Hichilema however, says the UPND will not delve into the intra-party wrangles of their competitors as they regard such as purely internal affairs.
He says the UPND’s priority is to continue with their campaign, spreading the message of a united Zambia.
QFM News Zambia