THE Zambia Police has described as total misinterpretation of facts, the reports circulating on social media indicating that the Inspector General of Police, Mr Kakoma Kanganja has allowed UPND members to conduct a procession from their party secretariat to the residence of their Party leader, Mr Hakainde Hichilema.
Dismissing the reports in Lusaka today, Police Deputy Spokesperson Esther Mwaata says the correct position is that the party has not been allowed to proceed with the procession based on security concerns.
She says party officials were advised to present their petition to their party leaders right at their secretariat after which they would be expected to disperse peacefully.
“We would like to advise party officials to take heed of the advice and avoid creating confrontational situations,” says Katongo.
Last week, the opposition UPND had written to the Inspector General of Police to allow party members hold a peaceful walk from the Party Secretariat to the residence of their President Hakainde Hichilema.
Party Secretary General Stephen Katuka said that the objective of the walk was to petition the UPND President and his running-mate Geoffrey Mwamba to take the presidential petition case to the International Criminal Court (ICC) and International Court of Justice (ICJ).