The United Party for national Development (UPND) has that it find it hard to believe that an approval was granted by the department of Civila Aviation to fly a Helicopter over the site of a UPND rally in Chawama dragging a Vote Edgar Lungu banner, while the crowd below waited to hear their leadership team speak.
In a statement released to the media, the party wondered who in the Department of Civil Aviation cleared the chopper to fly at a UPND rally, which they described as a clear violation of the electoral Act.
The Party has since called on the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) to act immediately to show that such blatant disregard of legal requirements concerning elections are treated with the seriousness they warrant.
Below is the full statement
The Latest Show of PF Lawlessness
In their latest show of wanton lawlessness and intent to provoke the
opposition the PF has today flown over the site of our rally in Chawama dragging a Vote Edgar Lungu banner, while the crowd below waited to hear our leadership team speak.
We find it hard to believe that approval was granted for such a venture, particularly given strict requirements and procedures that have seen us grounded several times simply because a supposed VIP is touring in the same province as us.
The Department of Civil Aviation who cleared the chopper have done so in clear breach of the Electoral Process Act. The ECZ must act immediately to show that such blatant disregard of legal requirements concerning elections are treated with the seriousness they warrant.
Furthermore, the clear intent to provoke by PF at a rally when our supporters turned out despite intimidation and the terrible events of July 8th is highly irresponsible and shows their complete lack of regard for law and order, as well as their lack of genuine commitment
to promoting peace and unity.
UPND Secretary General