UPND MPs have refuted allegations that they have accepted to work with the Patriotic Front in delivering Constitutional Amendment Bill number 10 after being given huge sums of money.
Kapiri Mposhi Member of Parliament,Stanley Kakubo says none of the UPND MPs are for sale as they all owe their allegiance to the Zambian people and their position on the constitutional amendment bill is very clear.
Mr.Kakubo said the UPND stands shoulder to shoulder with the Zambian people and no amount of propaganda should suggest that the MPs will be swayed from that position.
He said it was the UPND members of Parliament that collectively walked out of the house when the bill was introduced on the last day of the last sitting as a united team without anyone remaining behind.
“We are resolute in our position and we are not going to be swayed.We are the same lawmakers that white washed the Patriotic Front in Katuba and why should we today stand up to side with the PF.We the UPND MPs wish to assure the nation that we are not in support of this bill and we are encouraging other MPs especially independents and the PF to be on the same side as the Zambian people.This is our official position and nothing will sway us,” he added.
And Mazabuka Central Member of Parliament Gary Nkombo says the propaganda on the bill is merely aimed at swaying public debate from issues of hunger,high prices of commodities,poor governance record,FIC report and the mysterious 48 houses.
Mr Nkombo said no amount of propaganda will sway public opinion on the failed PF leadership and called on Zambians not to mistrust the UPND MPs as they stand with them in fighting evil vices in the country.
6 UPND MPs which include Gary Nkombo,Jack Mwiimbu,Cornelius Mweetwa,Stanley Kakubo,Credo Nanjuwa and Herbert Shabula were over the weekend said to have collected a 100,000 dollars each from the PF to support the constitutional amendment bill number 10.
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