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PF says it is open on who leads dialogue process

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Davies Mwila

The Patriotic Front (PF) says it will in the next few days after internal consultations with members of the Central Committee issue its conclusive position in the spirit of driving the national dialogue ahead.

This comes in the wake of the decision by the church not to be part of the Zambia Centre for Inter-Party Dialogue (ZCID) led dialogue but to start its own dialogue process.

Party secretary general Davies Mwila says as a governing party, the PF will not stifle this debate on either the facilitation or leadership of the dialogue favour or side-line any key stakeholder in this process but will continue to listen to all involved parties.

Mwila has further stated that the PF will attend unconditional talks with opposition parties and other stakeholders because Zambia is not in crisis and no one must create an artificial crisis.

Last week the UPND welcomed the withdrawal of the church from the dialogue process between the ruling patriotic front and the opposition UPND been spearheaded by ZCID.

UPND spokesperson Charles Kakoma has told Phoenix News that the decision of the church mother bodies to withdraw from the dialogue process is timely as it indicates that ZCID cannot be trusted to handle the process to resolve political difference in Zambia.

The three church mother bodies namely the Council of Churches in Zambia, the Evangelical Fellowship of Zambia and the Zambia Council of Catholic Bishops issued a statement that they will initiate their own dialogue process directly with heads of political parties, without the ZCID.

Source: Phoenix NEWS

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