The opposition UPND has expressed concern that the recent statement by President Lungu warning the opposition to accept the results of the forthcoming general elections is worrying.
UPND Chairman for Rural Reconstruction and Development Moono Mapani says the party will not accept to see the PF manipulate the results.
Mr. Mapani says the voice of the people should be heard through the ballot and not intimidate the opposition with stern action in an event that the results are tempered with.
He says the opposition cannot accept the results when they see that the results are manipulated.
Mr. Mapani says the strong statement by President Lungu is testimony that they are planning to rig the elections and that is why they are warning the opposition in advance so that they do not act when the election results are manipulated.
Meanwhile, Mr. Mapani has expressed shock that the Law Association of Zambia has u-turned on the issue of holding the referendum alongside the elections after taking a firm stance earlier that the referendum be held independently.
He says the reasons given by the LAZ are weak just because the exercise is supported by President Lungu.