UPND Cry Foul: “Police Denying Us Permits To Campaign”

Matero PoliceThe opposition UPND has cried foul following police’s decision to deny permits for them to campaign in Mandevu and Kabwata.

Party Secretary General Stephen Katuka says the party’s democratic rights to freely express and associate are being violated.

Below is the statement

Police Deny UPND Campaign Permits

We have once again been denied permits to conduct our campaigns. This is a complete violation of our democratic rights of freedom of expression and freedom of association.

We had applied for permits in Mandevu and Kabwata for this week, but despite submitting applications the required 7 days in advance these have been denied on the grounds that the police are busy with nomination filing. It is now too late for us to file for new permits and develop a new programme.

During the official campaign period such attempts to limit our movements threaten to discredit the election process and it increasingly looks like part of a calculated strategy to block and frustrate our movements at every turn. We have a democratic right to campaign and the people have a democratic right to hear from the candidates and make their own mind up. But this will not deter us, Police can do whatever they want to do, our voice will be heard no matter what.
Stephen Katuka
UPND Secretary General

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