According to a letter signed by Chingola District Officer in Charge, K. Ngulube the police have said they cannot allow the meeting to go on as the UPND has two rival factions in the district.
“We object to the fact that they hold the said meeting. This is due to intra party differences existing in the UPND in Chingola District. Therefore we will not approve, because the same might be a recipe for public disorder. We therefore, intend to write them about our observation,” reads the letter in part.
The UOND had written to the police intending to hold a card renewal exercise at Tours’ Nest, Nchanga North from 14:00 hours to 18:00 hours.
Disputes over the implementation of the Public Order Act remain common in the political circles.