Minister of Home Affairs Stephen Kampyongo says he supports the decision by the police not to grant the UPND a permit to hold a rally and the procession of UNZA students to Parliament.
Mr. Kampyongo has since urged the UPND and UNZA students to adhere to the advise by the police or risk breaching the public order act.
The Minister also said he is concerned with the UPND’s continuous public pronouncements.
He said it is important for the UPND to accept that they lost the general elections last year and desist from undermining government which was elected by the majority of Zambians.
And Mr. Kampyongo says the police has the responsibility of not allowing the breeding of anarchy in the country.
The Minister says it is surprising that the UPND is seeking permission to hold a rally yet they do not want to respect the Head of State who is the commander in Chief.
The minister was speaking with the media in Chinsali district.
And traditional leaders in Muchinga Province have called on the UPND to accept the decision made by Zambians on August 11th 2016 when they voted for President Edgar Lungu.
Chief Luchembe said it is important for every Zambian to accept that in any election there is only one winner and last year’s winner was President Edgar Lungu.
Chief Luchembe who spoke on behalf of 23 Traditional leaders from 7 districts in the Province says there is need for everyone to work at building the nation in solidarity.
He said it is important that every Zambian citizen cherishes the peace that God has allowed to prevail in the country.
Chief Luchembe also said what happened recently when the UPND boycotted the Presidential address to Parliament is an issue of concern.
The Chiefs were meeting President Lungu at Tazama Guest House in Chinsali.