HH praises opposition MPs for demanding new constitution

The UPND has reaffirmed its pledge to stand alongside the civil society, the Church and the Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) in the demand for a new constitution.

UPND president Hakainde Hichilema has also commended all opposition Members of Parliament for the bold steps they are taking in mounting pressure on the Patriotic Front (PF) government to deliver a new constitution.

Speaking Sunday morning at media briefing, Hichilema aalso advised speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini to show leadership for once. HH said Matibini should ensure that that this debate that started about 50 years ago reaches a conclusive end this year.

Hichilema also called on President Michael Sata to stop interfering in the Parliamentary debates like he did last Friday when he sent police officers to surround Parliament when the House has its own rules and procedure of regulating conduct of business.

And the UPND leader has further warned that if the Police deny his party the right to demonstrate persistently at Parliament over the constitution, his party will be left with no option but to demonstrate without recourse from the Police.

Meanwhile UPND Deputy Spokesperson Cornelius Mweetwa has assured the Party President that he will convey the message to his fellow opposition members to carry on with their good behaviour in parliament over the demand for the release of the constitution.

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