UPND Members of Parliament for the second time today stayed away from Parliamentary proceedings in protest to what they are calling continued mutilation of Zambians rights.
The UPND MPs have vowed to continue walking out from Parliament until the rights of the citizens stop being infringed upon by the Zambia Police.
The MPs say they are determined to carry on signaling to the PF government on behalf of the Zambian people that things are not ok in the Country.
Speaking on behalf the protesting MPs shortly after walking out from the proceedings, UPND Choma Member of Parliament Cornelius Mweetwa says his fellow MPs will not stop boycotting proceedings in spite of the Speaker asking the Minister of Home Affairs to issue a ministerial statement early next week over the attacks on UPND president Hakainde Hichilema on the Copperbelt.
Mr. Mweetwa who is also UPND party deputy spokesperson states that his fellow MPs suspect that the Zambia Police is being used by President Edgar Lungu to preserve himself in power.
He has told journalists that UPND thinks that President Lungu is allegedly desperate to stay in State House.
Mr. Mweetwa notes that the UPND MPs will not however pretend as if things are well when in fact not.
He says the UPND is also left to wonder how possibly the PF government can continue preaching reconciliation when on the other hand people’s rights of movement are being infringed upon.
Mr. Mweetwa says his fellow MPs can only conclude that President Lungu and his government are proclaiming reconciliation to allegedly hoodwink the people that things are ok in the Country.