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Police bar UPND elections and seal off the party’s Ndola office

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Police in Ndola have sealed off the UPND offices ahead of crucial intra party elections in the district and said the polls should not go on, amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Copperbelt Police Chief Charity Katanga said police have stopped the polls because the UPND party has broken the Covid-19 health guidelines and regulations.

Katanga told a local television station that more than a hundred UPND members had turned up for the intra party polls.

Katanga added that there is nothing political about cancelling the UPND scheduled polls, but, is clearly on health grounds and public safety.

However, UPND Copperbelt Provincial Information and Publicity Secretary Kennedy Kalunga said the halting of the Ndola district intra party elections is political.

Kalunga added that the party had initially informed both police and Ndola City Council health personnel over the planned UPND party polls.

He explained that UPND officials conducting the scheduled polls had put in place necessary preventive measures and social distancing required for the poll to go ahead.

Kalunga wonders why police have been allowing the PF to hold meetings when this is not the case with the opposition.

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