Police attempts to disrupt UPND Feira meeting after filing-in

Police this afternoon attempted to disrupt an address by opposition UPND leaders to thousands of its supporters who turned up to give solidarity to their candidate during filing in of nominations.
Thousands of Feira residents gathered on the grounds of the market to be addressed by UPND leaders after their Candidate Eularia Mwale  Zulu successfully filed her nominations. Armed Police went to the venue and ordered that the gathering was illegal but UPND leaders went ahead.
The UPND leaders included two Vice presidents – Canicoius Banda and Richard Kapita who were accompanied by General Secretary Winstone Chibwe, Elections Chairman Ackson Sejani and Mobilization Chairman Request Muntanga.

But Chibwe told the Police that the campaigns according to the Electoral Code has openned up saying the meeting was legal.
Addressing supporters, Banda told the people of Feira that their son Patrick Ngoma had betrayed them after entrusting him with power to represent them. He told the cheering crowd to teach Ngoma a lesson by voting another of their son Zulu.
And four parties successfully filed in their nominations. UNIP filed first and was followed by MMD then UPND and PF. The PF filed at 2pm.
By press time Vice president Guy Scott was addressing a sizable crowd.
Our Correspondent in Feira says the people did not expect a by-election and are saying they have not seen any change so far despite having a new government.