Opposition UPND Leader Hakainde Hichilema has instructed his MPs to continue disrupting parliamentary proceedings in demand for a new constitution.
Mr. Hichilema said if the proposed meeting by Speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini for all MPs on Tuesday fails to chart a way forward on the constitution making process, all MP’s should continue to boycott business in the house.
He told a media briefing in Lusaka Sunday morning that the stance taken by the MPs is commendable and nationalistic.
Mr Hichilema also demanded that UPND Councilors should also join the protest by disrupting proceedings in the council chamber.
The UPND leader said his party supports the move taken by MPs and vowed that the UPND will join the Grand Coalition pushing for the new constitution.
Mr Hichilema also said his party will go ahead with planned demonstrations despite Police refusing to grant the opposition party a permit.
He also charged that Dr. Matibini is struggling to provide leadership in parliament due to interference on the legislature by the executive.
He further disclosed that UPND will give logistical support to demands for a new constitution should the Tuesday meeting fail to yield any positive results.