All peoples congress party president Nason Msoni has accused Republican President Edgar Lungu of getting money from Sudan for Zambia to withdraw from the International Criminal Court.
In a statement Mr Msoni said there is no justification for the country to withdraw from ICC apart from the fact the president Lungu is trying to protect his counterpart from Sudan who is wanted by the ICC.
He said the consultations which started on Monday was a costly which was unnecessary as Zambia did not have any issues at the ICC and that the money being spent on more pressing issues that the country is facing.
“Mr. Lungu’s desperation in trying to withdraw Zambia from the ICC is extremely worrying. This is giving credence to the assertion that money may have exchanged hands to facilitate the withdrawal. Resorting to using ghost Zambians to build consensus is criminal behavior and is tantamount to rigging the outcome,” he said.
Mr Msoni wondered why the president was in hurry to live the ICC when neighboring countries such as Botswana were still part of the international court.
He also accused the president of trying to hoodwink Zambians with the outcome of the consultations as he already has made up to live ICC.
“Our view is that the debate or consultation is fake and is merely meant to hoodwink gullible Zambians. All indications are that Mr. Lungu is for withdrawing the country by hook or crook. This is a sad state of affairs,” he said.
He further advised President Lungu to embrace politics of common sense if he is to be relevant to the country adding that “international posturing and chest thumping won’t win him public confidence.”