Police will not allow any party to hold political roadshows

 Police will not allow any party to hold political roadshows

Inspector General of police Kakoma Kanganja has directed all regulating officers to ensure that no political activity is undertaken by the ruling and opposition UPND.

This follows the Electoral Commission of Zambia’s suspension of all political party activities for PF and UPND in Lusaka, Namwala, Mpulungu and Nakonde districts due to escalating violence.

“This suspension entails that no notification of any intended public political activities by the PF and UPND shall be entertained or acknowledged by the police in Lusaka, Mpulungu, Nakonde and Namwala Districts, likewise, officers across the Country should ensure that no political party undertakes roadshows as all such activities have been suspended by the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ),” he said.

Mr Kanganja said that Police officers should ensure that the number of those conducting door to door campaign activities does not exceed three per group.

“All police officers at all levels should ensure that there is strict compliance to these regulations, any political party or members that will deliberately defy the guidelines given by the Electoral Commission of Zambia should be dealt with accordingly,” he said

The Independent Observer


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