Vice President Inonge Wina says it is not President Edgar Lungu’s position to extend his current 5-year term of office by an additional two years.
Ms. Wina told Parliament during the vice president’s question time that it is also not the position of the PF Central Committee to extend President Lungu’s term of office to seven years.
She says it is in fact the first time that government is hearing of such a proposal.
Ms Wina states that when PF Central Committee member Paul Moonga held a media briefing to propose the extension of the term of office for elected officials to 7 years, he spoke on his own behalf.
She has told the House that this means that it is only Mr. Moonga who holds this position in the ruling party.
Ms. Wina however, states that like any other Zambian, Mr. Moonga has the right to his own opinion.
She was responding to a question by Monze central Member of Parliament Jack Mwiimbu who wanted to find out whether the PF supports the proposal by Mr Moonga.