The International Fellowship of Christian Churches-IFCC- has called on the ruling MMD and the opposition UPND to form an alliance ahead of the elections.
IFCC President Bishop Simon Chihana says the aspirations of the MMD and UPND are similar hence the need for the two political parties to consider partnering.
Bishop Chihana says this is because the stance of the ruling MMD and UPND on national issues is similar.
He says both parties have also made it clear that Zambia will remain a Christian nation.
He further says both the ruling MMD and opposition UPND have vowed not to legalise homosexuality.
Bishop Chihana says the church welcomes the two political parties hence the need for them to form an alliance.
Bishop Chihana proposes that President Rupiah Banda should take the leadership of the alliance while the UPND leader Mr Hakainde Hichilema takes the position of vice President for the benefit of Zambians.
He says the two political parties can contest parliamentary seats as individual political parties.