PF thugs clashed with some brave police in Mpika as they tried to block UPND Vice President Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba from reaching the Party Secretariat.
But the Vice President said as former defence Minister PF sokandas could block him from checking on the secretariat they damaged.
He proceeded and met Party officials at the Secretariat where he received ten new members from PF
Meanwhile police clashed with PF cadres outside the Secretariat while the vice President appealed to members to be fearless and push the agenda of forming govt in 2016
He said the PF are now panic stricken to a point were they are ready to harm or ready to shed blood.
There was a big battle outside and police fired tear gas to stop the cadres who persisted to try to disrupt the meeting.
A source revealed that the PF cadres are booked at a lodge in Mpika
The Vice President said the police have risen to the occasion of what they are capable of doing in terms of maintaining law and order.
He has pleaded that police should be allowed to perform professionally
“It is my plea that No police officer is fired or transferred following the professional conduct that the police exhibited”
Vice President said any transfer or loss of a job will prove that PF leadership is behind all the attacks.
The cadres who seemed to have been hired still followed the convoy as it left secretariat.
They stoned the vehicles and one member was hit with a stone while a journalist was missed and the stone hit the vehicle.