Mr. Hichilema told ZANIS today that said there was therefore no need for the media to speculate on his party’s preferred candidate for election to the office of Speaker of National Assembly.
He however described reports that UPND and MMD are planning to field veteran politician Vernon Mwaanga as a candidate for Speaker of the National Assembly as innuendos intended to dent the image of the opposition political party.
He said the nation will be informed of the candidate his party will support for election as Speaker of the National Assembly once consultations are completed.
Mr. Hichilema was commenting on reports that the UPND has been meeting with the MMD to discuss the formation of a voting pact in parliament.
He said his party reserves the right to meet and consult any political party in the country.
He said the UPND will remain committed to providing checks and balances to the government in order to promote good governance and democracy in the running of national affairs.
He said the UPND will support progressive and positive policies adding that negative and retrogressive policies will be critisised and rejected.
There have been reports in some sections of the media that the UPND and the MMD have been meeting to form a voting pact in parliament to frustrate the ruling Patriotic Front (PF).