Patriotic Front (PF) president Michael Sata has advised home Affairs minister Lameck Mangani to deploy even 4000 police officers to Solwezi ahead of the parliamentary bye-election.
Sata says such a huge police force would not intimidate the PF/UPND pact and will still win the bye-election.
He said even in Kasama government sent 4000 police officers and claimed that they are the ones that voted for MMD candidate Burton Mugala.
Sata said he was also surprised that Mangani has taken over the job of Inspector general of Police.
Minister Mangani a few days ago said he will send 400 police officers to Solwezi to make sure there is law and order.