Chilanga by-election was total warfare, not an election – UPND

Charmaine Mehl Musonda.

The opposition UPND says the just ended Chilanga Parliamentary by-election was total warfare and not an election.

UPND Secretary General Stephen Katuka says there is no way what happened in Chilanga can be referred to as an election considering the amount of ammunition and tear gas used on the electorate.

Mr. Katuka says what is concerning to his party is that the said ammunition and tear gas was allegedly used by political cadres, an indication that the police was infuriated.

In an interview with QTV News, Mr. Katuka says the ruling PF can claim that they won the Chilanga by-election, but that the circumstances under which they won the election are questionable.

Mr. Katuka has, however, encouraged UPND members to remain united and hard working in ensuring that the party reclaims the seat in the next election.

Asked whether the UPND will petition the results of the election, Mr. Katuka says the decision has not yet been made by the party leadership which is yet to meet