The opposition Zambia Direct Democracy Movement (ZDDM) says it does not see any justification in shunning the presidential assenting of the Constitution Bills by President Edgar Lungu next week.
ZDDM president Edwin Sakala says his party has resolved to attend the assenting of the Bills on Tuesday the 5th of January out of love and respect for President Lungu.
In a statement Mr. Sakala has disclosed to Qfm News that as one of the oldest political parties in Zambia the ZDDM arrived at this decision after wider consultation.
Mr. Sakala says his party wants to continue supporting President Lungu as the father of the nation.
He explains that this is with the hope that he will with time realize that the constitution Bills will only work to the advantage of the forces which have continued to work against him and the nation.
Mr. Sakala states that the ZDDM however assures President Lungu of its total and genuine support in fighting against the forces working against him and the nation.
He notes that this is despite the fact that ZDDM representatives at all levels of Constitution drafting conferences fully supported people’s voice when they overwhelmingly supported the clauses which Parliament decided to leave out in the passed Constitution Bills.
Mr. Sakala says the deleted clauses were in fact the most important to ZDDM as compared to the political clauses like 50 plus 1 presidential winning threshold and the presidential running mate.
He says his party has been of the view that the left out clauses are the ones that could have helped restore the spirit of nationalism and patriotism Zambia desperately need presently.