‘Dialogue can go ahead without HH’

Photo profile: PRESIDENT Lungu speaks to journalists before departure for Rwanda at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport. PICTURE: MACKSON WASAMUNU

PRESIDENT Lungu says he is not taken aback by reports that United Party for National Development (UPND) president Hakainde Hichilema intends to pull out of dialogue.

Responding to questions from journalists on Sunday night when he returned to Lusaka from the Copperbelt Province, President Lungu said Mr Hichilema is not the only opposition leader in the country.

President Lungu said the dialogue process will take place with or without Mr Hichilema’s presence.
“He is not the only opposition. The mistake UPND makes is to think that it is the only opposition party. What do I do if he pulls out? There are other opposition political parties in the country, and if he decides to….

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