The United Party for National Development says forming a pact with the ruling MMD is like going to bed with a wizard.
In an interview with Q fm, UPND Secretary General Winstone Chibwe said the UPND can never go into a pact with the ruling MMD.
He described Parliamentary Chief Whip Vernon Mwaanga’s statement that people in Southern Province want the UPND to form a pact with the ruling MMD as wishful thinking from an old man.
He denied the assertion, adding that the people in southern province just as it is in all the other provinces want the MMD out of power.
Mr. Chibwe has reiterated that the pact between the UPND and PF is not bound to fail because it is in the interest of Zambians.
And UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema yesterday dismissed Vernon Mwaanga’s assertions that UPND members in 11 districts in Southern Province want an alliance between the UPND and MMD, adding that a pact between the MMD and UPND is not possible.