The United Party for National Development (UPND) in Namwala has condemned the recent clash between its members and the Forum for Development and Democracy (FDD) supporters which happened in the district recently in which the FDD Parliamentary candidate’s arm was fractured and her vehicle extensively damaged.
Speaking in a telephone interview, UPND Constituency Secretary, Boyd Makhondo, told ZANIS that the party has condemned the violence and hoped that the police will come up with a comprehensive report as soon as investigations are concluded so that culprits are brought to book.
Mr Makondo appealed to members of his party and other parties in the district to conduct issue-based campaigns and that elections should not divide people of Namwala because people in the area believe in the spirit of unity regardless of political affiliations.
He added that the party in the district will issue a comprehensive statement after police finishes a report for investigations.
Meanwhile the nine UPND suspects, including the UPND aspiring Member of Parliament, appeared on Monday before a Namwala Magistrate’s court.
The nine were even detained but later released on a K1,500 bail each with two securities.
The nine suspects are expected to appear for mention before Namwala Magistrate’s court on June 30, 2016.