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PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu and United Party for National Development Party (UPND) leader Hakainde Hichilema must stick to their promise to dialogue, freedom fighter and veteran politician Sikota Wina has said.

And Mr Wina said there was nothing wrong with Zambia Centre for Interparty Dialogue (ZCID) leading the dialogue process if it had the capacity.

He reminded the two leaders that Zambians were expectant and it was only going to be fair if they fulfilled their promises to dialogue to the nation.

“All eyes are on the two leaders, Zambians are waiting for the day they will finally meet and discuss issues that concern this nation and we can only hope they will not change their minds,” he said.

He added that it was necessary for dialogue to take place, as it would help in finding a lasting solution to the causes of political tension in the country.

Mr Wina noted that dialogue would also enable Government and the country as a whole to forge ahead and concentrate more on developmental issues.

He has since advised the two leaders to put aside their political difference and put the interests of the Zambian people before theirs.

Mr Wina said both President Lungu and Mr Hichilema should lead by example and make peace with each other.

“We must bring the nation back to normal, and this can only be done through dialogue between the two leaders. This nation needs to continue with its programme of peace and development.

“I am sure it will be the biggest news once the nation knows that the two leaders have met and they have discussed various matters concerning peace and pulling the nation in one direction,” he said.

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