Milupi calls on opposition to reform

ALLIANCE for Democracy and Development president Charles Milupi has maintained that the opposition political parties have a slim chance of forming government unless they reform.

Milupi said the opposition had seemingly concentrated on fighting other people’s battles.

He said Zambians wanted an opposition that would offer alternative ideas and programmes to those of the ruling Patriotic Front.

Milupi said he had been under attack after his statement questioning the opposition for ganging up to defend former president Rupiah Banda.

“We are not the first opposition (political parties). All over the world there are opposition, but where you have entrenched democracy, people are looking for alternatives,” Milupi said.

“We should not be reactive or whatever; think that is where we are going to get support, then we swing there regardless of whether it is in line with our principles or not. If you are known as a party that will fight corruption, you must be seen in all your actions.