Opposition political parties ready to fight for the constitution

Opposition political parties in Zambia
Opposition political parties in Zambia

Some opposition political parties in the country have vowed to join civil society organizations, church mother bodies and stakeholders in demonstrating to ensure that government releases the final constitution to the people.

United Party for National Development (UPND) Deputy Spokesperson, Edwin Lifwekelo, has told QFM News in an interview that the party is ready to take part in pressing government to ensure that the final constitution is made available to the people of Zambia.

Mr. Lifwekelo adds that UPND members are ready for anything and if government will arrest them for this, the party is ready to be picked by the police.

Mr. Lifwekelo says it is prudent that the PF government give the people what they promised them in 2011 prior to 2011 General elections.

And Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD) Spokesperson, Antonio Mwanza, has told QFM News in a separate interview that the PF has taken the people of Zambia for granted and its high time they were taught a lesson.

Mr. Mwanza says the President Michael Sata gave the technical committee terms of reference which stated that the document should be handed over to the people as well as the appointing authority simultaneously.

Mr. Mwanza says it is sad that President Sata has once again disappointed the people of Zambia by failing to adhere to the terms of reference.