The opposition United Liberal Party (ULP) has challenged President Michael Sata to share his reflections when he returns home by engaging the media through a press conference.
Sikota observed that as per tradition in the history of Zambia, any sitting President, like Sata, always shared their reflections with the nation and addressed contentious issues through the press during the period of reflection.
The ULP leader was speaking in an interview with ZANIS in Lusaka today.
“As ULP, we are eagerly waiting for President Sata to share his reflections with the nation when he returns home from his retreat. The former presidents, Kenneth Kaunda, Frederick Chiluba, Levy Mwanasawsa, Rupiah Banda did and so President Sata should do so and share his reflections when he returns home,” Mr Sikota said.
“It is a good thing for Government to break the silence on the whereabouts of the Head of State who is the father of the nation but we challenge President Sata to hold a press conference when he returns home and share his reflections with us,” he said.
Government Spokesperson, Kennedy Sakeni, said on national television, ZNBC news Saturday evening that President Sata needs time to reflect and have a peace of mind alone in a secret location after working so hard.
Sakeni said there is no need for the Zambian people to panic because there was an Acting President, Alexander Chikwanda in place and that it is unnecessary to speculate about the whereabouts of President Sata.
Sakeni, who is also Information and Broadcasting Services Minister, could not disclose when President Sata would be back but assured the nation the Head of State will be back in the country shortly.
The truth is that Sata is sick and went for medication. He is expected to be sneaked in Monday morning.