Zambians for Empowerment and Development (ZED) has demanded for an explanation from the government over its U-turn on the restoration of the Barotseland Agreement of 1964.
ZED president Fred Mutesa says President Michael Sata should tell the people of Zambia if at all this is the time that he has realized the seriousness of the matter.
Dr. Mutesa says failure by President Sata to explain his new stance on the Barotseland agreement will give an impression that the Head of state during his campaigns promised to restore the Barotseland agreement in order to lure the voters of western province.
The opposition leader was speaking to QFM news.
Recently, President Sata when he received a report from the commission of inquiry instituted to investigate the Mongu riots said he would be reluctant to recommend to his cabinet the restoration of the Barotseland agreement as doing so would cause other native authorities in the country to also demand for secession.
This was after the commission led by prominent lawyer Rodger Chongwe recommended that the Barotseland agreement be restored.