Opposition Politicians Unite Against PF
A group of leading opposition political parties have decided to work together to oust President Lungu.
The group of well-known politicians have charged that President Lungu poses a serious threat to the future of democracy in Zambia.
Those involved include; UPND’s Hakainde Hichilema, ADD leader Charles Milupi, National Restoration Party leader Elias Chipimo, NDC consultant Dr Chishimba Kambwili, PeP’s Sean Tembo, People’s Party leader Mike Mulongoti, Republican Progressive Party leader James Lukuku, and representatives of New Labour Party and the People’s Alliance for Change.
A press conference was held at the Pamodzi to announce their partnership and denounce President Lungu’s behaviour. The leaders said that for the first time in the History of Zambia, a Court has legalized the holding by a person of a THIRD TERM.
“Whether or not Mr Lungu’s initial term is deemed not have been a full, qualifying term under the Court’s interpretation of the law, the reality is that he served as President for the period of that term, was paid his emoluments as such and was sworn in again on 13th September 2016 for his current term,” they charged.
They stated that the Constitutional crisis that now exists and is an assault on the country’s democracy of the worst kind as it brings back the wamuyayaya formula that Zambians rejected in 1991.
During the news briefing, UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema called on Zambians to support the unity of purpose that the opposition leaders have exhibited.