The United Party for National Development UPND says the National Dialogue Forum was an exercise in futility.

Speaking during Radio Christian Voice’s Chat Back program this morning, UPND President Hakainde Hichilema says the National Dialogue Act Forum Bill is illegal and contravenes the constitution’s Bill of Rights.

Mr Hichilema says his party did not accept to proceed with the NDF   because it contravened the freedom of assembly.

And Mr Hichilema says the submission of re-introducing Deputy Ministers should also be rejected.