The police service in the newly created Chifunabuli District have refused NDC Consultant Chishimba Kambwili from holding a public meeting in the area.
This is ahead of this Thursdays Council chairperson local government elections.
Police have told Mr. Kambwili that they have received specific instructions to bar him from interacting with the electorate in Chifunabuli.
There was a near riot in the newly created district as residents refused to be dispersed by police at the venue for the rally ground.
Hundreds of Chifunabuli residents had initially given the NDC leader a thunderous welcome as he entered the area.
Given Chola is the NDC candidate in this Thursdays polls.
Meanwhile, President Edgar Lungu will today be in Luapula Province for a one day working visit.
Luapula Province Minister Nickson Chilangwa has confirmed that President Lungu is expected to touch down at Mansa Airport at about 08:30 hours.
The Head of State will later proceed to the newly created Chifunabuli district after addressing Mansa residents who will be at the airport to welcome him.
While in Chifunabuli, President Lungu will interact with PF officials before addressing a rally in Mwewa to drum up support for PF candidate in the forthcoming Chifunabuli Council Chairperson’s elections.
The President will later depart for Lubwe where he will pay a courtesy call at Their Royal Highnesses, the Chiefs before proceeding to Mashitolo where he is scheduled to address a public rally.
President Lungu will leave Mashitolo back to Lubwe enroute to Mansa.
“His Excellency, the President will leave Mansa for Lusaka later the afternoon after his tour of duty. I wish to invite all Mansa residents to join us as we welcome our Republican President. Luapula will forever remain grateful to President Lungu for having placed a high premium on the development of this Province, ” Mr. Chilangwa said.