MMD National Youth Secretary, Bowman Lusambo has petitioned the Zambia Police to summon veteran politician Vernon Mwaanga to explain the vote rigging statement attributed to him.
Mr. Lusambo says he feels duty bound as a citizen to petition the Police because the rigging statement attributed to Dr. Mwaanga is a threat to peace and national security.
He told journalist after a closed door meeting with the police intelligence unit that Dr. Mwaanga must explain how governments have been rigging elections.
Mr. Lusambo said the statement is likely to cause voter apathy and discontent during and after elections.
Mr. Lusambo is confident that the police will do a good job over his petition.
He was flanked by Evangelical Youth Alliance president, Moses Lungu and other sympathisers.
Dr Mwaanga was quoted in the Post Newspaper edition of January 9th 2016, as urging opposition political parties to invest in efficient Parallel Vote Tabulation mechanisms to detect any schemes of rigging.
But Dr Mwaanga has distanced himself from the Post Newspaper story saying he never issued such a statement.
Dr Mwaanga says he is ready to appear before the police if he is summoned over the matter.
He was speaking in a telephone interview with ZNBC News on Monday.