Demand for new constitution is for all Zambians – HH

Mandevu Rally - HH Dante
Mandevu Rally - HH Dante
Opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) president Hakainde Hichilema says the demand for a new constitution from the Patriotic Front (PF) government should not be left to political parties and the civil society alone.

Mr. Hichilema says all Zambians should unite and get focused on the constitutional subject especially that it has become clear that the ruling PF is not willing to deliver a new constitution going by president Michael Sata’ statement that people talking about the new constitution should be ignored.

Mr. Hichilema says this is why all well meaning political parties, the church, the civil society and the nation at large must galvanize to ensure the PF government is not necessarily put in position of choice whether to deliver a new constitution or not.

In an interview with Qfm news this afternoon, the UPND leader has also charged that the PF government must deliver a new constitution because it belongs to the people of Zambia not the ruling party.

He says this is also why people in the country should refuse to be digressed to other issues that will allow the coming up of a new constitution to be delayed even further.

And the opposition leader has maintained that the manner in which the ruling PF is dealing with the current constitutional making process is a further confirmation that it is a party that has allegedly lied on many other issues.