Prominent Lusaka Lawyer Sakwiba Sikota says holding a referendum on the constitution before 2016 general elections is no feasible.
Mr. Sikota said an interview that lack of resources coupled with voter apathy recorded in recent elections makes it impossible for Zambia to hold the referendum any time before 2016.
He said the practical thing to do is to hold the referendum alongside the 2016 general elections as proposed by government.
‘The most logical thing to do is now the two processes together at the same time, that way we can save on time and money and ensure that they are both successful,’ he said.
Mr. Sikota has charged that those calling for the referendum to be held before the 2016 general elections are being unrealistic.
‘I think it is important that even those that are opposed to government proposed roadmap take time and reflect on what they are demanding for because i think they are not being realistic in their demands,’ he said.