IT IS EASIER FOR PRESIDENT LUNGU TO STEP DOWN THAN FOR BILL 10 TO PASS IN PARLIAMENT TODAY – GREYFORD MONDE
By Rick Nchito
Former Livestock and Fisheries minister Greyford Monde says it is easier for President Edgar Lungu to step down than for Bill 10 to pass in Parliament.
Monde who is also 2016 PF losing candidate for Itezhi tezhi said Bill 10 stands no chance of passing in Parliament because it has no blessings from Zambians.
“Personally, I don’t see Bill 10 passing in Parliament because it doesn’t have blessings from Zambians. People have spoken and almost everyone is against it except for a few in PF,” he said.
“And if you look at the numbers, PF is struggling to find the numbers that make 2/3 of the votes required to pass the Bill. Even if all the Independent MPs were to vote with them, they still can’t meet the 2/3 threshold. So for me, I think it is easier and possible for President Lungu to step down than for Bill 10 to pass.”
The former Itezhi tezhi lawmaker has further advised opposition parliamentarians to resist the temptation of being bought.
“I was once a minister and an MP but I now know what it means to be used and dumped. My advice to opposition MPs is don’t betray your people for money,” he said.
“You can be bought now but you won’t even know how your money will finish but people will always remember your betrayal. Be on the right side of history and do what your voters want.”