Constitutional referendum will fail due to voter apathy -Msoni

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MsoniOpposition All People’s Congress (APC) says the apathy that has continued in the country’s by-elections is departure point to stop debating feasibility of holding a constitution referendum before 2016.

In its argument the APC referenced on the recent Malambo, Mulobezi and Petauke Central by-elections in which voter turn out is said to be less than 30 percents of the registered voters.
APC president Nason Msoni has observed that such levels of apathy clearly show that having a national constitution this year will fail miserably.

Mr. Msoni has told Qfm News in an interview that his party therefore agrees with government’s proposal to table in Parliament non contentious issues of the draft constitution.

He is of the view that other opposition political parties should take advantage of the willingness that government is showing and support the constitution amendments in Parliament.
Mr. Msoni has explained that this is because he thinks it will be cheaper and cost effect to have non contentious issues adopted by Parliament.