Fr Bwalya Questions Kabimba’s Motive On Constitution

Alliance for a Better Zambia president Frank Bwalya has charged that the PF government is aiming at creating an impression that it is the Zambian people who have rejected the contentious clauses in the draft constitution which it allegedly does not want to include in the new constitution.suspicious

Reacting to Justice Minister Wynter Kabimba’s statement that all contentious clauses in the final draft constitution will be subjected to public discussion prior the enactment of the constitution, Fr Bwalya says the PF government is on record to have spoken against clauses such as the 50+1 threshold for electing a republican president and the running-mate clauses.

Fr Bwalya says this is why his party believes the PF government is allegedly looking for a way to do away with the clauses on the basis that when people were allowed to discuss them they rejected them.

He claims the PF government will achieve this through a scheme of stage managing discussions by bringing a few people who will speak against the contentious clauses through state owned media.

Fr Bwalya has however urged Zambians not to allow such a thing to happen by continuously mounting pressure on the government to deliver the people driven constitution.

Meanwhile, judgment in the case in the matter in which Fr. Bwalya is charged with the offence of defaming President Michael Sata by referring to him as Chumbu Munshololwa has been set for July 15, 2014 in Kasama.

And during trial today, Fr. Bwalya chose to remain silent arguing that he was put on his defence before the court listened to the recording that gave rise to the charges he is facing.

Source : Zambia Reports

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