FDD wants political dialogue

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Opposition Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD) has called on the Zambia Centre for Inter Party Dialogue (ZCID) to convene an inter party indaba which is aimed at defusing squabbles which have characterised the country’s political arena in the recent past.

Forum for Democracy and Development Secretary General Nathan Mulonga political differences have been growing in Zambia hence the need for dialogue among political parties.

Mr. Mulonga told ZANIS in Lusaka today that all the concerned parties should advocate for dialogue in order to discourage misunderstandings in the political sphere.

He said the call for dialogue among political parties should be championed by the party in power.

He said as a party in power, the Patriotic Front (PF) should lead by example by quickly calling for a political indaba.

Mr. Mulonga observed that the PF government had a role to play in bringing together different political players in the country.

He implored PF Secretary General Wynter Kabimba to ensure that the ruling party subscribes to dialogue.

The FDD Secretary General has meanwhile advised all political parties in the country to exercise maximum restraint from unnecessary verbal attacks on one another.

Mr. Mulonga noted that unconstructive criticism was harmful to the country especially that government was currently supposed to concentrate on finding ways of how to improve the economy for the benefit of all citizens.

He said it was imperative for political parties to develop a sense of oneness and patriotism if they were to see Zambia become a haven of economic prosperity.

Meanwhile, Mr. Mulonga has castigated Members of Parliament (MPs) who have the tendency of resigning from their parties and join another to satiate their selfish motives.