Chipenzi denies links to UPND, says he is not eyeing Siavonga seat

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CHIPENZI-FODEPForum for Democratic Process Executive Director MacDonald Chipenzi has denied having any links to the opposition UPND.

Mr Chipenzi has also rubbished reports that he is seeking to stand for election as Siavonga MP in 2016 on the UPND ticket.

He said such reports are a creation of his enemies who are interested in diverting his attention from the constitution making process.

Mr Chipenzi said he has no intentions of going into active politics for now but that he will make it public when time comes for him to go into politics.

He stressed that his main preoccupation now is to fight for the enactment of a people driven constitution.

‘My detractors are trying to use some unorthodox methods to try and dilute my resolve as a person and that of the organization to fight for a new people driven constitution but I must assure them that on the people driven constitution, am resolved, regardless of what mud they want to through at me, what water they want to throw on me. My faith shall not be washed away by what they will bring on me,’ Mr Chipenzi said.

He added, ‘It doesn’t matter if I decide to go elsewhere. These reports about me and the UPNDS are unfortunate stories. If I want to stand, I will do that and I will appoint my spokesperson to speak for me.’

Mr Chipenzi clarified that the only association he has with the UPND is because of the fact that the party is a member of the Grand Coalition fighting for a new people driven constitution.

‘Before 2011, we all as NGOs supported the PF because they promised us a new constitution within 90 days. UPND is a member of the Grand Coalition and we are fighting this battle together, so we may join hands on similar issues but that does not mean I support the party,’ Mr Chpenzi said.

He said he has no interest in vying for the Siavonga seat because he does not even come from Siavonga but Chirundu.