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Grand Coalition, YALI part ways

General News Grand Coalition, YALI part ways

FODEP Executive Director McDonald Chipenzi
FODEP Executive Director McDonald Chipenzi

The Grand Coalition on the Campaign for a new People Driven Constitution has with immediate expelled the Young African Leaders’ Initiative (YALI) over its proposed controversial 10-point Master Plan on the constitution making process.

Grand Coalition Spokesperson MacDonald Chipenzi has told QFM News in a statement that the decision to go separate ways with YALI was made during a consultative meeting with the YALI leadership.

Mr Chipenzi says YALI’s proposed 10-Point Master Plan on the constitution making process goes contrary to the position of the Grand Coalition and its constituents.

He says it was mutually agreed during the meeting that YALI pursues its position without the involvement of the Grand Coalition and vice-versa.

Mr Chipenzi states that after intense consultations within the Grand Coalition coupled with the insistence by YALI to pursue its 10-Point Master Plan even after the consultative meeting to draw a meeting point and chart the way forward, it has become apparent that the two positions are irreconcilable and the Coalition finds its links with YALI an unattainable.

He adds that it has become difficult for the Grand Coalition to maintain YALI in its ranks.

Mr Chipenzi says the Grand Coalition has wished YALI the best of luck in its pursuant of the 10-Point Master Plan proposal on the constitution making process.

The proposal by YALI calls for the holding of the referendum on the new constitution alongside the 2016 general elections, contrary to the demands of many stakeholders for the constitution to be adopted before the 2016 polls.

5 COMMENTS

  1. And there we have it ladies and gentlemen. The Grand Coalition does not tolerate divergent views! Don’t you just love Democracy? Especially the kind being practiced by these CSOs

  2. Thank you grand coalition for this decision. We can’t belong to the same group when we’re pulling in opposite directions. Traitors! Even their fellow traitor Given Lubinda has come along in support of the release of the new constitution.

  3. Yashani muletea iyo! Twaikana ifwe.
    MacDonald Chipenzi lelo engaba spokesman for the so-called Grand Coalition? Takuli bambi bushe? Chipenzi cannot be an Angel over YALI – whatever the sins are that YALI have committed. But it simply shows that in Zambia today, we have a situation where the CITIZENS are DICTATORS and the government is the one that is democratic.

    I very much support @CHEKOV’s very appropriate and quotable quote above that:
    “…And there we have it ladies and gentlemen. The Grand Coalition does not tolerate divergent views!…”.
    If I say anything more I will spoil CHEKOV’s message.

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