LUSAKA – National Democratic Congress party on Saturday announced it had effectively ended its anticipated Alliance with the country’s largest opposition party UPND.
The collapse of the mooted pact to dislodge ruling party Patriotic Front and its leader Edgar Lungu in the upcoming elections later this year was necessitated by the incessant demands from UPND.
According to NDC leader Dr. Chishimba Kambwili, the infant opposition party had grown weary of the big brother syndrome by Hakainde Hichilema and his UPND party.
Many things influenced the collapse of the coalition with disagreements over distribution of parliamentary seats and the coalition name proving to be the striking issues.
Kambwili who was briefing the media after a meeting with the party’s national council announced the suspension of secretary general after a fallout on the coalition issue.