Msoni asks US, EU, SADC to intervention on stalled Constitution making process in Zambia

Nason Msoni

Nason Msoni

Newly elected All People’s Congress Party (APC) president Nason Msoni has called for US, European Union and SADC to intervene and prevail on President Michael Sata’s government over the constitution making process.

Mr. Msoni said the International Groupings must intervene on the dangerously stalled constitutional making process in Zambia that he says has clearly set the once-upon-time peaceful country on the brink of political turmoil.

The APC leader said this in a statement released to Zambian Eye on Sunday, February 23, 2014.

“All Peoples Congress (APC) now seeks the immediate international intervention of the US state department, European Union, SADC heads of states and governments, African union (AU) and indeed the united nation’s secretary-General on the dangerously stalled constitutional making process in Zambia that has clearly set the once-upon-time peaceful country on the brink of political turmoil,” said Mr. Msoni.

Msoni added: “We urge the International community to immediately compel the adamant rogue regime of President Micheal Sata to engage into meaningful political dialogue with all political stakeholders to iron-out the sticking points without resorting to state intimidation and threats against those calling for a legitimate people-driven process through the holding of a referendum as the only acceptable democratic mode of adoption of the current draft constitution document which currently is holed-up and hijacked by the state.”

Mr. Msoni said all successful Zambian governments in the past have ended-up duping the masses on the adoption process thereby ending-up with the current subsisting flawed document which gives more excessive powers to the presidency.

He said the regime finds this defective document suitable as opposed to the new draft document which is imbued with internal mechanisms of accountability and institutionalized mechanisms of democratic governance.

“To this end we urge the international community to act decisively in unison and quickly compel the regime to put the process back on track and to hold talks with all stakeholders,” Mr. Msoni said. “There is no-doubt that the polarizing and deteriorating political situation in the country is slowly spinning-out of control over the hijacked constitutional-making process requiring outside intervention before it’s too late.”

“We ask and count on our friends from the international community to stand with Zambia at this hour of need to help avert a possible crisis brought-about by greed and excessive naked political ambition by political rejects trying to cling to power,” concluded Mr. Msoni.