UPND only solution to PF’s leadership crisis – HH

HH, Hakainde Hichilema at Mandevu Rally 2013
Opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) president Hakainde Hichilema says his party is the only opposition party that provides an alternative to what he has described as the PF’s leadership crisis.

Mr. Hichilema says this is because the PF leadership crisis is also causing an economic and social crisis which will require a political party such as the UPND to provide credible solutions.

He says the leadership crisis has been demonstrated by among other things the back tracking of the PF government on the enactment of a new constitution as indicated by President Michael Sata and the decision to increase the country’s foreign borrowing to 35 billion kwacha.

Asked whether the UPND will consider forming an alliance with another opposition political party such as the Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) ahead of the 2016 general elections, Mr. Hichilema told QFM News that his party prefers a consolidated opposition.