The UPND says President Hakainde Hichilema has discouraged his members from petitioning election results unless in cases where there is compelling evidence of gross electoral malpractice.
UPND spokesperson Cornelius Mweetwa said this was to enable Government to concentrate on developing the country and move away from politics.
Over 400 local government seats have been petitioned while more than 50 parliamentary seats have also been petitioned in the courts across the country.
Mr Mweetwa however said individuals have the right to petition the elections in line with constitution.
He said this during a press briefing in Lusaka yesterday.
Mr Mweetwa noted that the UPND has received concerns from some organizations stating that the petitions will cause unnecessary by elections. -ZNBC