NAREP- President, Elias Chipimo says the constitution is not a priority among many Zambians especially in rural areas.
Mr. Chipimo says Zambians in rural areas can not put the need for a new constitution on five top priorities.
He says in as much as NAREP wants a new constitution, stakeholders have not put the matter as an election issue in all parts of the country.
Mr. Chipimo says NAREP has since backed Justice Minister Ngosa Simbyakula’s stance to amend some sections and subject contentious clauses to a referendum.
Meanwhile, Mr. Chipimo says he will now engage President Edgar Lungu to share ideas on ending the challenges facing Zambians.
Mr. Chipimo says it is not correct for the opposition to think that they will only implement their ideas when they get in power because Zambians want immediate solutions to their problems.
And Mr. Chipimo says the trend of having a party leader for many years should be discouraged in order to promote a new wave of democracy.
He says he will therefore allow any capable members of NAREP to challenge him at a national convention.
Mr. CHIPIMO was speaking at a media briefing in Lusaka on Wednesday.