United Liberal Party (ULP) president Sakwiba Sikota says it’s childish for the opposition to always be opposed to everything that government does.
Mr. Sikota says Zambia will never develop if opposition political parties continue opposing everything that government says.
He says instead of merely opposing, political parties should look at a particular issue and assess it on its merit whether the issue needs to be support or not.
Mr. Sikota has told Qfm News in an interview his party does not pick a position on a particular issue based on the position another political party has taken, but looks at the issue and uses the issue as the basis upon which to take a position.
He says, for instance, it is coincidental that the ULP has agreed with government and the donor community that holding a referendum alongside the 2016 general elections makes more sense.
Mr Sikota notes that his party does not however, agree with the incarceration of Barotse secessionists because it holds the view that the issue of the Barotseland Agreement of 1964 requires a political solution.
He says the ULP still thinks that what is needed to resolve the Barotseland Agreement issue is the creation of situation where genuine and honest dialogue can take place to reach political solution.