UPND Leader Hakainde Hichilema says his party will not take part in the National Dialogue Forum slated for 23 April at the Mulungushi International Conference Center.
The Forum which was supposed to start today has been moved to 23 April to allow people to observe Easter, according to Justice Minister Given Lubinda.
But Mr. Hichilema said his party will not attend the Forum because it is another ploy by the PF government to manipulate the constitution in favour of the PF.
He said the UPND will instead commence a countrywide tour to mobilize the party and assure the people of a better Zambia once the PF is voted out in 2021.
Mr. Hichilema also reiterated that the UPND is ready for a Church led dialogue and not that being pushed by the PF government.
He has since appealed to the Police not to deny them permits to hold rallies once the tour begins.