Hichilema, the UPND president, has told QFM news that his party is aware the PF government has allegedly given some Members of Parliament about K100 million each meant to buy off opposition councilors.
Independent sources also report that President Michael Sata is desperately trying to increase numbers in parliament to make the legislature fully controlled by PF so that it passes a Constitution favourable to him.
The PF needs about 117 MPs to successfully pass the Constitution of their choice which will deny Zambia various clauses.
According to sources, President Sata and his general secretary Wynter Kabimba are on record of opposing the the Presidential running mate and 50 plus 1 clauses which they want to omit.
The PF currently has less than 70 MPs and is hoping to bribe some more “hungry stomachs” in parliament to advance their mission while such desperate MPs like Patrick Chikusu, Keith Mukata, David Phiri, Richard Taima and Patrick Ngoma have already given in.
This information has already reached Hichilema and other opposition leaders.
Hichilema says with the looming by-elections, the country would spend about K300 billion.
He says that such huge resources can be diverted to other needy areas in the country for the benefit of many Zambians instead of creating unnecessary by-election for political gains.