Report says, the Zambia’s parliament does not have the main opposition critics participating in the affairs house, after the speaker of the house on Tuesday suspended all United Party for National Development (UPND) lawmakers for a 30 day period.
The same of the Parliament says, the suspension of the 48 members was necessitated as a result of their ‘disobedience’ to President Edgar Lungu.
He said, "the UPND lawmakers boycotted the president’s address to the parliament in March this year."
Before the Parliament leader imposing the suspension, he charged the lawmakers to quit their offices if they had issues with the legitimacy of the government.
‘‘I challenge you to resign on moral grounds if you do not recognise that there is a legitimately elected government,’‘ he said.
According to report with us, UPND party and its leader continues to challenge the legitimacy of President Lungu, who led the then-ruling Patriotic Front (PF) to victory in key presidential polls held in August 2016.
The UPND’s leader is currently being held in a maximum-security jail pending his trial on charges of treason.