Information reaching the Zambian Watchdog is that ailing President Michael Sata will not be able to open parliament this September and PF are busy scheming to allow ceremonial vice president Guy Scott to perform the ceremonial function reserved for a sitting President.
According to PF insiders, Sata is likely to be flown out for some more medical treatment and Scott will for the first time be appointed as acting President during which he shall open the next session of parliament. However, some opposition MPs have vowed that they would not allow Scott to go ahead without being told why Sata has failed to come and this may compel government to openly admit that Sata is unfit to perform the Presidential roles.
This is because the opening ceremony requires the President to physically address the MPs and stand for a very long time but Sata is too weak and has lost speech due to throat cancer among other ailments.
“You know the President is very unwell and it is no longer a secret but then he cannot open parliament through facebook. He has to be physically there and this one is now very dicey for the PF, so you will see Scott as acting President for the first time,” said a senior PF member.
In spite of not having been appointed as acting President, Scott recently came out in the open to state that he can act as President in the absence of President Sata and this scheme was meant to test the waters and prepare people for him to act.