Patriotic Front Member of the Central Committee Paul Moonga has proposed the extension of the tenure of office for elected officials from the current five to seven years.
Mr Moonga has told a media briefing held at the PF Secretariat today that the five-year tenure is insufficient for a President to implement most of his policies.
He adds that holding elections every five years has a negative impact on the economy.
Mr. Moonga who said he was speaking in his individual capacity explained that the danger of the current 5-year term is that Members of Parliament fail to perform because of the prospect of holding another election.
He says his proposal is for the benefit of the nation and not President Edgar Lungu or the Patriotic Front.
Meanwhile Mr. Moonga says UPND President Hakainde Hichilema should swallow his pride and accept that he lost the presidential election than causing unnecessary tension in the country.
He says it is wishful thinking for Mr. Hichilema to claim that he won the elections when he only won in his strongholds.
Mr. Moonga adds that Mr Hichilema has failed to run the party and that it is time senior UPND leaders retired him.