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YALI accuses HH of double standards on constitution

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Hakainde Hichilema

Hakainde Hichilema

The Young African LeadeLeaders Initiative (YALI) has accused  UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema of playing double standards on the issue of enacting the country’s new constitution.

YALI also thinks that the country’s top opposition leader is being hypocritical.

Yesterday, Hichilema lead hundreds of UPND members and Civil Society Organisations in a peaceful demonstration against the PF government’s proposed piecemeal amendment of the republican constitution via parliament.

Hichilema also instructed his Members of Parliament not to participate in the process  which he says will not guarantee Zambians a people-driven constitution.

YALI governance adviser Isaac Mwanza says Hichilema cannot claim that MPs do not possess the requisite capacity to make independent decisions because they are controlled by politicians when he too is a politician that has MPs.

Mwanza has told Qfm News in a statement that his organization holds the view that the UPND leader’s directive to his MPs to vote against the June constitution amendments is an insult to the independence, intelligence and integrity of his own MPs and Zambians at large.

He states Hichilema must stop engaging in the same shameful conduct he is condemning others for as he is making elected MPs appear as if they are robots who cannot decide on their own on what is best for this country.

Mwanza says if opposition MPs on the other hand whose leaders have no trust in to make independent decisions want to serve your integrity as Parliamentarians they must also either resign from Parliament or defy the directives by your party.

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