Police in Lusaka has refused to grant the UPND a go ahead to hold a public rally in Kanyama compound.
According to Lusaka Province Police Commissioner Nelson Phiri, the rally cannot be held because Lusaka is in unstable security situation.
The police have also refused to grant the UPND a permit to hold a demonstration at Parliament buildings over the MP’s move to shoot down a motion on bursaries.
Mr Phiri said any rally or demonstrations by the UPND party may lead to serious tensions.
In a letter to the UPND, Commissioner Phiri said Lusaka is currently experiencing an unstable security situation and holding rallies and demonstrations would fuel the situation.
He however says if UPND is not satisfied with the police response, the party must appeal to the Ministry of Home Affairs.