Sata should blame himself-Machungwa

Patriotic Front (PF) Luapula Member of Parliament, Peter Machungwa says opposition Patriotic Front (PF) leader, Michael Sata should stop criticizing the work of the National Constitution Conference (NCC).

Dr. Machungwa  said Mr. Sata should instead blame himself for barring his Members of Parliament from participating in the NCC.

Speaking  in Mazabuka today, Machungwa said that it is sad and strange to hear Mr Sata crying foul over the same process he has been opposing since its inception.

Dr. Machungwa said this when he featured on a live phone in programme dubbed ‘Live Wire’ at Mazabuka Community Radio Station.

He said Mr Sata has lost an opportunity to contribute to the constitutional making process by boycotting the process.

He charged that Mr Sata was not sincere because of his inconsistence on several issues affecting the nation especially after he supported the formation of the NCC during a meeting of all political parties with the late President Levy Mwanawasa.

Dr Machungwa observed that it was ironical for Mr Sata to complain about the adoption of certain clauses by NCC when his party boycotted the constitution making process.

He complained that Mr Sata has continued hurling insults and calling the 18 PF Members of Parliaments attending the NCC as rebels when they did not commit any offence.

Dr Machungwa however regretted that only 18 PF MPs are attending the NCC after 12 withdrew due to threats from the party authorities.

He urged Mr Sata to instead call the MPs, who have decided to boycott the process as rebels, because they have disobeyed the law requiring them to represent their members.

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