GOVERNMENT says opposition political parties should understand that the announcement of the date for the general elections can only be made by President Lungu as the Constitution allows him to do so.
Chief government spokesperson Chishimba Kambwili said in an interview at the weekend that even if President Lungu was to call for elections now, the Patriotic Front (PF) would still be victorious.
“The opposition political parties making comments on President Lungu to hold early elections have shown that they have nothing to talk about and have realised that the PF is a strong party,” he said.
Mr Kambwili said Zambians now understand that some of the challenges the country is experiencing are not as a result of negligence on the part of Government.
He urged political parties that are calling for early elections to concentrate on issues that can help the country move out of some of the challenges that it is facing.
Mr Kambwili said it is unfortunate that some of the opposition political leaders can talk ill of the country even at an international platform.
He said Zambians will be able to judge for themselves who is sincere about developing the country between Government and the opposition.
Mr Kambwili said if President Lungu called for elections today, the opposition would cry foul when they lose.