United Party for National Development vice president for administration Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba has vowed not to leave Kasama and watch police abuse their powers to block him from interacting with party members across the country.
And Mr. Mwamba has accused the PF of using the Public Order Act to block the UPND and other opposition political parties from interacting with their members.
He said the PF should understand that they did not own the country for them to limit opposition political parties from visiting their members.
“My visit up north to Luapula Province is to meet our members and supporters and tell them the message that UPND is a national party and not a regional party as PF suggests,” Mr. Mwamba said.
He said the people of Zambia also needed to know that UPND was ready to form government and take care of the Zambian people struggling to live decent lives.’’
Mr. Mwamba said he would not sit down and watch the people of Zambia suffer under the failed leadership of President Edgar Lungu. UPND would continue sharing its vision of making Zambia a better place and win elections that way.
“This is what makes the difference between UPND and PF because the ruling party thinks it will continue using tactics to win elections,’’ Mr. Mwamba said.
“The greatest thing is that PF are aware that tactics can no longer work and so have resorted to using the Public Order Act so that my party and other opposition political parties cannot meet and interact with its members,” he said.
He said he would not sit and watch the police abuse their powers to block him and the UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema from interacting with their members across the country.
“Can you imagine police in Samfya came rushing in riot gear and accused me of addressing a rally along the road,” Mr. Mwamba said.
“I had to remind them that I am a known politician who has served as a Member of Parliament and former Defence minister and so people will always want to say hello as per tradition,” he said.