The Freedom Fighters Association in Eastern Province has condemned UPND, United Party for National Development Members of Parliament who boycotted President Edgar Lungu’s parliamentary address yesterday.
Provincial Chairperson, Frank Banda says that the action taken by the UPND law makers is sawing a seed of division in the country.
Mr. Banda says that traditional leaders in Southern Province should engage the opposition political party on the need to maintain unity in the country.
He says that the freedom fighters have taken note that this is the second time that the MPs have boycotted President Lungu’s address to parliament.
Meanwhile a Chipata resident Emmanuel Sakala says that the move taken by the MPs is strange because they have been sitting in parliament with Vice President Inonge Wina and even asking her questions.
Mr. Sakala says that the UPND MPs need to understand that the same votes, which went to Inonge Wina, are the same votes, which made Mr. Lungu to become head of state.
Yesterday UPND MPs boycotted the parliamentary sitting where President Lungu addressed parliament with only Chilanga UPND MP Keith Mukata being in the house.