Police deny giving UPND procession permit

The Zambia Police has described as total misinterpretation of facts, the reports circulating on social media indicating that Inspector General of Police, Kakoma Kanganja has allowed UPND members to conduct a procession from their party secretariat to the residence of their Party President, Hakainde Hichilema.

Dismissing the reports in Lusaka today, Police Deputy Spokesperson, Esther Mwaata Katongo, 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.

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.

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