The United Party for National Development (UPND) says Luena constituency; the electoral battle field for the forthcoming by-election is not a strange terrain for the party.
UPND Mazabuka central Member of Parliament Garry Nkombo has since expressed optimism that the party will recapture the seat it lost in the 2006 general elections.
Mr Nkombo has however urged Inspector General of Police, Francis Kabonde who has reportedly been taken to task by new home affairs minister, Mkondo Lungu over why he did not appropriately advise President Rupiah Banda about the implications of his going to police Mufumbwe by-elections.
In an interview with Qfm,Mr. Nkombo says it is the hope of his party that Mr Kabonde will not interfere in the forth coming by-elections.
He has also challenged State house Commissioner of Police, Charles Kaonga to respect the electoral code of conduct which he says is only aimed at keeping the ruling MMD in power at all costs.
And Mr. Nkombo has promised that UPND will do its best in the forthcoming Luena parliamentary by-elections.
The Luena seat fell vacant following the resignation of independent Member of Parliament, Charles Milupi who has taken up the leadership of the Alliance for Democracy and Development ADD.