Sikota not convinced with the explanation on releasing only ten copies of draft

Sakwiba Sikota
Sakwiba Sikota
Opposition United Liberal Party (ULP) president Sakwiba Sikota says he is still not convinced with government’s explanation on the directive for the technical committee drafting the constitution to print only 10 copies of the final draft constitution.

Vice president Guy Scott recently clarified in Parliament that the printing of the 10 copies of the final draft constitution is only ceremonial as the first copies to be handed over to President Michael Sata.

Mr. Sikota is however of the view that the onus is still on the Patriotic Front (PF) government to convince the nation on its decision to printing only 10 copies of the final document.

He says the decision by the PF government to exclusively have access to the final draft constitution is also suspicious.

Mr Sikota says by direct the printing of only 10 copies of the draft constitution, the PF government is hypothetically mudding the waters on the country’s new constitution and that it is unlikely things will settle.

The ULP president was speaking in an interview with Qfm News.