Police have allowed UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema to hold a rally at Twashuka Grounds in Lusaka’s Kanyama area this Saturday.

According to a statement issued by party spokesperson Charles Kakoma today, HH would use the opportunity to thank voters for their support in the last election.

“The Zambia Police has cleared the UPND to go ahead and hold a rally scheduled for Sunday October 22nd 2017 at Twashuka grounds in Kanyama Township in Lusaka. The rally to be addressed by party president Hakainde Hichilema, vice-president Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba and other senior party leaders will address many national issues including thanking the many Zambians that voted for the UPND during the 2016 General Elections,” Kakoma stated.

“This is the first time since the general elections that the police have not objected to a UPND notification to hold a rally. We appeal to all Zambians and Lusaka residents in particular to turn up in large numbers at Twashuka grounds on Sunday without any fear.”

He pledged that the party would remain peaceful during the rally.

“We would like to appeal the Police to deal firmly with any Patriotic Front cadres that might want to interfere with the rally. As a party we pledge to remain peaceful during and after the rally and we hope the police will co-operate with our marshals in maintaining order,” stated Kakoma.