I am so shocked about insinuations that I have boycotted the parliamentary address by his excellency the president Mr Edgar Chagwa Lungu along with the UPND MPs.
First and foremost I am on leave, I have an illness in the family and I have been in the United Kingdom since Monday. It is absurd for people to create such malice especially at a difficult time like this for me and my family. President Lungu is the duly elected President of Zambia and I urge my colleagues in the UPND to accept this fact and move with time, our country faces a number of difficulties which require collective effort from all of us.
I informed his excellency of my whereabouts and I got permission from my chief whip. It is therefore unfortunate for individuals to fabricate lies.
Dr. Chishimba Kambwili