By Bright Chikele:
THE UPND says the five cadres arrested by police for allegedly tearing down campaign posters of President Edgar Lungu were actually arrested while putting their party’s campaign materials when they were attacked by ruling party cadres.
UPND spokesperson Charles Kakoma charged yesterday that police had manipulated information on what led to the arrest of the cadres on Monday by alleging that they were tearing down Patriotic Front billboards.
Mr. Kakoma described the reason for their arrest as baseless and accused the police of manipulating the truth.
He said contrary to assertions by police that those arrested were found removing PF billboards and replacing them with UPND campaign posters and that they attacked the PF cadres who confronted them, the UPND cadres were merely putting party billboards without tampering with any of the PF’s campaign material.