UPND lacks patriotism - ZRP
…Surprising that party doubting credibility of ZCID
THE UPND is insincere and lacks patriotism for insisting on foreign led-dialogue when the Zambia Centre for Inter-Party Dialogue is capable of spearheading the process, says Zambia Republican Party president Wright Musoma.
Mr Musoma said it was surprising that the opposition party had begun to doubt the credibility of (ZCID) when it was recently being headed by the UPND themselves.
He said it was unfortunate that the party was looking down on an organisation which they have helped to be where it was today.
In an interview yesterday, Mr Musoma said there was no political crisis in Zambia and that the purported crisis was only in the minds of the UPND.
The opposition leader said Zambia was a sovereign State and UPND’s insistence on a foreign entity was not only ques- tionable but also suspicious.
“It is a clear lack of patriotism for the UPND to look down on ZCID, an organisation which they were recently heading. This is what we mean when we say the UPND is insincere and does not mean well.
“Zambia is a free State so why should a foreign entity come and lead this process,” he wondered.
He said Zambians understood their challenges better, especially those emanating from the UPND disputing the 2016 general elections certified as free, fair and credible by international and local observers.
Mr Musoma said home-grown dialogue was the most practical and progressive way to handle the prevailing political differences in the country.
UPND spokesperson, Charles Kakoma has insisted that the party will not participate in the dialogue process if it was to be led by the ZCID.