The opposition UPND in Ndola has expressed worry claiming that assertions that its leader Hakainde Hichilema could be arrested on nomination day coincides with the recent declaration by the Electoral Commission of Zambia that presidential candidate will not be allowed to have supporters on the material day.

UPND Ndola district spokesperson David Zimba said recent utterances by Forum for Democracy and Development -FDD- leader Edith Nawakwi may be emanating from a wider conspiracy to ensure Hichilema does not participate in this year’s elections.

Zimba is of the view that the ECZ should delink the recent decree that no presidential candidate will be allowed to have supporters during nominations from Nawakwi’s recent statement arguing that this has the potential to put the security of the UPND leader in jeopardy.

He argues that the alleged efforts to smear Hichilema with criminal cases and currently spearheaded by Nawakwi has the potential to bring chaos in the country. -PHOENIX NEWS


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