UPND comfortable with few ‘disciplined’ members
United Party for National Development (UPND) Deputy Spokesperson Cornelius Mweetwa has said his party is happy to have a few united and disciplined members than a bunch of indiscipline and treacherous members.
Mr. Mweetwa told ZANIS in a telephone interview in Lusaka yesterday that the UPND will not accept to work with the PF government using the backdoor approach.
He said if government is serious about working with the opposition it should come out in the open and declare interest instead of using backdoor means of appointing UPND members as deputy ministers.
Mr. Mweetwa said his party does not want to abandon its role of providing checks and balances to government and will defend its position as the opposition in all matters of governance..
He further encouraged UPND members intending to work with or join the ruling Patriotic Front government to openly declare interest and resign from the party.
Mr. Mweetwa said members of the opposition should always remember that they are there to provide checks and balances to the government.
He said it will not be right for the nation to have people singing the same song instead of pushing government to work where needed.
Commenting on the two Deputy Ministers that were recently appointed by President Sata as Deputy Ministers in the Ministry of Commerce and Information respectively Mr. Mweetwa expressed ignorance on any action taken by the party, referring all queries to the disciplinary committee.
Recently Sinjembela Member of Parliament Njeulu Poniso and Kalabo Member of Parliament Chinga Miyutu were allegedly suspended from the opposition UPND for accepting to serve in the PF government.