The Patriotic Front-PF has charged that some Opposition Political Parties and their leaders have deviated from their role of providing checks and balances to the governance process.
PF member Father -Frank Bwalya says it is appalling that some opposition leaders have stooped low to discuss President Edgar Lungu’s elegant dressing style.
Father Bwalya says there are numerous national challenges where Opposition Leaders should offer alternative solutions.
He said this in an interview with ZNBC News in Lusaka.
Father Bwalya says Opposition Parties bent on peddling petty issues risk losing their relevance in a democratic dispensation.
He has advised opposition leaders to engage in constructive criticism of government.
And the governing party has criticised Bishop Paul Mususu and Father Leonard Chiti for allegedly failing to preach harmony in the country.
Lusaka Provincial PF Chairlady Margret Mumba says Father Chiti and Bishop Mususu should focus on praying for the country and not preaching hatred.
Ms Mumba told ZNBC news in Lusaka that President Edgar Lungu has only been Head of State for a few months and should be given an opportunity to develop the country.
She has accused Father Chiti of behaving like a politician and advised him to consider joining politics like father Frank Bwalya.
Ms Mumba has also criticised those commenting on President Lungu’s dress code.
She said President Lungu has always been smartly dressed even before he assumed office.
And PF Lusaka Province Youth Chairman Kennedy Kamba has advised politicians to practice issue based politics.
Mr. Kamba says politicians should criticise where it is necessary and offer solutions and not talk about trivial things like suits.
Meanwhile, Mr. Kamba has praised President Lungu for increasing the floor price for maize from K65 to K75 per 25 kilogram bag of maize.
He says the governing party is happy with the performance of the Food Reserve Agency, which he said has already bought 65 thousand metric tonnes of maize.