United Party for National Development (UPND) Vice President Richard Kapita has described President Michael Sata’s threats to dissolve parliament and call for fresh elections if the opposition continue to defeat government motions as unnecessary.
Speaking at a press briefing on Friday, Kapita said the head of state threats are not necessary as the issue can be resolved through dialogue.
The UPND Vice President noted that Members of Parliament (MPs) disputed the motion to constitute a Public Accounts Committee due to the fact that government was silent concerning the name of the secretary to the treasury, who is the head controlling officer.
He disclosed that the opposition felt it imperative to turn down the motion as there was no secretary to the treasury who was only appointed yesterday.
Kapita furhter said that at no time did the UPND and Movement for Multi party Democracy (MMD) want to frustrate the operations of the government as their duty is to provide checks and balances.