Governance Activist, Leslie Chikuse says the bill being championed by Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI) that seeks to disband political parties that abscond two general elections consecutively is retrogressive and dictatorial in nature.
Chikuse said in an interview that YALI is pushing fot a despotic agenda on the Zambian political scene.
The Republican Progressive Party (RRP) vice president said Zambia enjoys multiparty politics which allow for plural participation of political parties.
He said the role of political parties does not end at elections.
He said if such a bill passes, bigger political parties with large financial bases are likely to manipulate small political parties and use them to rig elections.
“The agenda YALI is pushing is very despotic. Going for an election is a very expensive venture. You need to be financially prepared. You don’t just go into an election for the sake of making an appearance,” Chikuse said.