The Opposition Alliance says the ruling Patriotic Front should not be carried away by its victories in the recent parliamentary by-elections that it will win the 2016 tripartite elections.
Alliance Coordinator Father Frank Bwalya has told QFM News that the 2016 elections will be totally different from the by-elections, considering that the ruling party has an upper hand in by-elections.
Fr Bwalya says the opposition alliance comprising the MMD,Alliance for Better Zambia,Zambias for Empowerment and Development, People’s Party and All People’s Congress is comforted by the fact that the 2016 elections will be different and the ruling party will not enjoy the same advantage it enjoys during by-elections.
Fr Bwalya who is also ABZ President says the opposition alliance is therefore not worried by the dismal performance of its member the MMD in the just ended by-elections were the former ruling party only managed to return one seat of the four it previously held.
He stresses that in Zambia it is very difficult for the opposition to win by-elections as the ruling party tends to have an upper using the advantage of incumbency.
Father Bwalya says the Opposition Alliance will continue to continue mobilize ahead of the 2016 general elections.
( Monday 15th September 2014 )