The opposition UPND has been challenged to get back to the public over the recent ultimatum it gave to Defense Chiefs.
Last week on Wednesday the UPND through its Mazabuka Member of Parliament Garry Nkombo gave Defense Chiefs an ultimatum of less than 48 hours in which to disclose details of a meeting they allegedly held with acting President Guy Scott which was reported to have resulted in reconciliation in the ruling PF.
The opposition ABZ has demand that that in the same manner the Defense Chiefs were accused of blackmail and treason the UPND should disclose the information they have to warrant their concerns and allegations.
In a statement, ABZ President Frank Bwalya says his party is making this demand because it finds UPND’s accusations of blackmail and treason to be very serious.
Father Bwalya states the UPND will be guilty of a great injustice if it does not come out in the open to justify its actions. He says matter his party interest in this matter are straight-forward.
The ABZ leader has disclosed that his party’s interest in this matter is driven by thirst for justice on the part of Defense Chiefs who can’t defend themselves from accusations by politicians.
He notes that his party is of the view that there is no doubt that the accusations of blackmail and treason leveled against the Defense Chiefs are highly political as they have been advanced by an opposition political party.
The opposition leader has suggested that it is therefore fair that the ABZ act on behalf OF Defense Chiefs by demanding the truth from the UPND.
He says ABZ is, without giving any ultimatum, demanding that the UPND proves its allegations failure to which Zambians should demand an apology from the opposition political party which should be rendered to the Defense Chiefs and the general public.
Father Bwalya states the fact that the penalty for treason is death by hanging UPND should take this matter seriously.