Ceremonial Vice President Thursday afternoon told a closed door meeting between Speaker of National Assembly Patrick Matibini and a number of opposition MP’s that President Sata is an untrustworthy fellow who can unleash Police Officers to beat MPs if they continue demanding a new constitution.
Meanwhile, the executive has succumbed to pressure and has promised to arrange for a meeting on Tuesday next week between the Executive, the National Assembly and the opposition to discuss the constitution adoption road map.
In a closed door meeting chaired by Speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini and attended by MP’s from the opposition and Patriotic Front after opposition MP’s demanded a clear roadmap to the constitution and disrupted parliamentary proceedings for the second day running, Dr. Scot said President Sata is capable of sending paramilitary officers to beat up MP’s is they continue behaving the way they did for the past two days.
The Vice President also said President Sata may even delay the process even further.
“I know my boss. He is capable of sending paramilitary officers to beat up opposition Members of Parliament if you continue behaving like this. He is not someone whom you can trust. He can even delay this process by an extra six months” Scot said as he pointed at opposition Members of Parliament who attended the meeting. In the same meeting Dr. Scot promised to call for a joint meeting to discuss the roadmap on Tuesday next week. Opposition MP’s present in the meeting said they will continue disrupting parliamentary proceedings if the Tuesday meeting does not come up with tangible results.