The Council of African Political Parties (CAPP) says the International Criminal Court (ICC) was set up to humiliate African leaders, according to Zambia Daily Mail.
CAPP president Wynter Kabimba says the ICC was not established in good faith.
CAPP is funded by Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir who is wanted by the ICC for crimes against Humanity.
But Kabimba who is also Zambia’s Minister of Justice and secretary general of the ruling Patriotic Front, said the time has come for African countries to reject the ICC and other Western influences meant to humiliate Africans.
He told journalists in Lusaka that when the CAPP held a meeting in Lusaka last month, the ICC was discussed and members spoke against it. Mr Kabimba said CAPP supports Kenya’s decision to pull out of the ICC.
“We support Kenya for pulling out of the ICC and urge other African countries to follow suit,” he said.
He said time has come now for African governments to take charge of their own affairs.
Zambia is party to the ICC.