Economic and Equity Party (EEP) leader Chilufya Tayali has advised the three church mother bodies that called Zambia a dictatorship to take a different approach to airing their grievances rather than exacerbating the situation.
Mr Tayali says the Church must take a neutral stance rather than taking sides.
He said this in an interview yesterday.
“The point is that the three church mother bodies should have taken a different approach, it was rather sensitive to address the issue in that manner.
“It’s like what is happening right now, I have the archbishop’s number yet am talking to you,” he said.
Mr Tayali said the church mother bodies should have engaged President Lungu privately.
“I am not criticising them, if I do so I would be making the same mistake they made. We need to find the best way to handle such sensitive issues,” he said.
And Mr Tayali has advised the UPND to clearly state what they want.
“They have not said what they want. Their counterparts the PF have come out in the open that they want to be recognised as duly elected,” he said.