All opposition MPs to quit?

President Michael Sata must dissolve parliament and call for early general elections rather than continuing scheming by-elections to consolidate the Patriotic Front (PF) party failure to which the opposition MPs may resign en masse, says UPND deputy spokesperson Cornelius Mweetwa.

Mr. Mweetwa said that the induced by-elections the PF government was promoting were an abuse of authority and tantamount to corruption because they did not provide for electoral fair play for all stakeholders but gave advantage to the ruling party.

And political activists Dante Saunders and Brebner Changala have asked all members of parliament who believe in promoting and upholding democratic principles to resign to pave way for fresh elections and stop President Michael Sata’s desires to turn Zambia into a one party state through creating corrupt piece meal by-elections.