Chipimo backs out of opposition alliance

Opposition political parties in Zambia
Opposition political parties in Zambia

National Restoration party (NAREP) president Elias Chipimo Junior has ruled out the possibility of his party being part to an opposition alliance anytime soon.

Mr Chipimo has told QFM News in an interview that his party has considered a number of things in reaching at the decision not to be part of the opposition alliance being advocated for.

He explains that the National Restoration party does not want to take the risk of failing to stand by its commitments with regards the alliance because certain issues are not ironed out.

Mr Chipimo says going into an alliance without clarifying issues such as values and objectives of such an alliance will be a total disaster and disappointing to the majority of the Zambian people.

Mr. Chipimo adds that sharing the same values and having a clear roadmap is critical to having a strong opposition alliance.

He says NAREP will instead focus on engaging with other stakeholders in moving the country to another level.