Do not get excited about referendum; PF may not mean it- UPND

Edwin Lifwekelo
Edwin Lifwekelo

The United Party for National Development (UPND) says Zambians should not get excited by Cabinet’s resolution to hold the referendum on the new constitution next year along the general elections.

UPND Deputy Spokesperson Edwin Lifwekelo has told QFM News by telephone that the PF is known for not fulfilling promises therefore people should not get excited to avoid being disappointed.

Mr. Lifwekelo says the UPND has welcomed the announcement by the government to hold a referendum next year, stating that it will be a plus for them if they can enact a new constitution.

He however says it will be disappointing if the country will not hold the 2016 General Elections under the new constitution because Zambians needed a new constitution like yesterday.

Mr. Lifwekelo says it is easier for the PF to promise to amend the Referendum Act and subsequently hold a referendum but fears that they might not fulfill that promise.