The National Democratic Congress (NDC) and their Alliance Partners the United Party for National Development (UPND) has written to the Lusaka officer commanding Urban for a permit to hold a rally scheduled.
The rally is scheduled for October 11, 2020 at the freedom statue in Lusaka.
The demands in their notifications to the police are:-
- The Two Parties are not happy with the way ECZ is conducting the Online Voter Registration.
- The two parties demands that ECZ Chairperson Esau Chilu, Patrick Nshindano and Emelyn Sikazwe resign from the commission with immediate effect and pave way for credible people to run the institution.
Speaking to the media this morning the NDC National Youths Chairperson Charles Kabwita said the two parties have observed and are worried that if the trio are left unchecked they may put the country on fire.
Mr Kabwita said all well meaning Zambians, the civil society the church are invited to come and be part of this rally which will be held in Lusaka.
He said this notice also saves to inform all NDC and UPND Youths country wide to come in numbers and attend this rally without fail.
Mr Kabwita said the Police, we have trust that their will not try to play tricks by stopping this rally.
He said all procedures have been followed in applying for this rally in line with the public order act, which our colleagues in the Patriotic Front fail to do to notifying the police.
“The PF are on record of holding rallies, demonstrations and meetings without following the laid down procedures, but as law abiding citizens comprising of the NDC and the UPND we have followed the laid down procedures and we have no doubt we have meet the requirements.
It is our sincere hope that Mr Kankanja will not stop this noble undertaking for the betterment of our country.