HH vows to proceed with CB meetings with or without PF Police permits as Mulongoti says PF cannot dictate who visits CB

UPND President Hakainde Hichilema has vowed that his planned meetings on the Copperbelt will go ahead with or without Police permission.

And People’s Party president Mike Mulongoti has charged that the PF has no right to dictate who goes to speak to people in the Copperbelt but should also go to speak to people because politics was a competition.

Q fm news reports that the UPND leader yesterday held an engagement with Bus and taxi drivers in Ndola who vowed to rally behind him.

The drivers have told Hichilema that their decision to rally behind him is as a result of exploitation from the ruling PF through the Road Transport and Safety Agency RTSA.

They complained that under the PF government, transport taxes have been highly increased while acquiring a Public Service vehicle PSV license has also been complicated.

Speaking on behalf of other bus and taxi drivers, Donald Mutale said public service drivers on the Copperbelt are fade up with increased taxes being introduced by the RTSA from time to time.

The drivers made the petition to Hichilema as his entourage toured the market behind Mulungushi bus station in Ndola.

And Hichilema promised the drivers that once elected president in 2016 such issues will be among his first priorities.

Meanwhile UPND Vice president for Administration Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba has questioned the calibre of people surrounding President Edgar Lungu to give him sound advice on many national matters.

He has since asked the people of Copperbelt to vote for the UPND in 2016 so that they usher in a government of intellectuals who will manage the country’s economy for the betterment of all Zambians.

And People’s Party president Mike Mulongoti has charged that the PF has no right to dictate who goes to speak to people in the Copperbelt but should also go to speak to people because politics was a competition.

Mulongoti said the Public Order Act has been rejected by people and urged the PF government to realise that power comes from people.

He said the PF will however fail to stop people from talking on social media.

President Lungu was poorly received and was at one time booed when he recently toured the Copperbelt on a ‘working’ visit that turned out to be a campaign tour.

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