The Opposition Alliance says it agrees with republican Vice President Guy Scott to have the presidential parentage clause in the constitution removed or amended.
Alliance Coordinator Frank Bwalya has told Qfm news in a telephone interview that the parentage clause is discriminatory.
Fr. Bwalya says this is especially that when the clause was introduced under the MMD government in 1996 it was meant to bar former republican President Kenneth Kaunda from contesting for the presidency after UNIP lost power to the MMD in 1991.
Fr. Bwalya says this is why the opposition alliance would be happy if the clause is either scrapped off or amended in order to ensure there is no discrimination against citizens whose parents were not born in Zambia who want to vie for the presidency.
Earlier today, Dr Scott told parliament that the parentage clause in the constitution excluded a lot of people and that the amendment needs to be removed from the constitution.