The United Party for National Development UPND has slammed MMD for alleging that its leader Hakainde Hichilema does not respect President Edgar Lungu.
Provincial Chairperson Paul Thole says that his party is also unhappy with MMD Provincial Chairperson Jacob Mwanza’s insinuation that Mr. Hichilema deliberately blocked president Lungu’s motorcade in Mongu.
Mr. Thole charged that Mr. Mwanza needs to understand that Mr. Hichilema and UPND as a party had no reason to block Mr. Lungu’s motorcade because they respect the office of the president.
The UPND provincial chairperson has advised the MMD to acquaint itself with procedures of political motorcades when a party leader is visiting a province.
He says that motorcades are led by party provincial chairpersons and not the party president.
On Wednesday Mr. Mwanza strongly condemned the UPND leader over the Mongu incident and appealed to government to take serious action so that others can learn that Zambia has rules and laws.