By NATION REPORTER
VIOLENT UPND cadres yesterday attacked Socialist Party (SP) candidate in the Kabwata parliamentary by-election, Tripher Ng’andu injuring some members of his campaign team.
According to the Socialist Party media team, Party president Fred M’membe confirmed the attack of his members which alleged happened in Lilayi area of Kamulanga Ward of Nine.
“This afternoon UPND cadres attacked the SP candidate in the Kabwata parliamentary by-election Hon Tripher Ng’andu Aka uncle T injuring some members of his campaign team,” Dr M’membe said.
According to the ECZ agreed timetable with all political parties, it was SP’s day to be in the area.
Dr M’membe revealed that this is the second time UPND cadres were attacking SP campaigners in Kabwata in the presence of the media.
“Our party seems to be their new targets of violence. They attacked SP campaigners in Kaumbwe, Mwansabombwe and Milenge injuring them and destroying their motor vehicles. All these attacks were reported to the police but to date no arrests have been made,” he said
Contrary to the claims of the UPND key leadership, theirs is still a very violent political party.
This violence must end. It is a leadership responsibility to end it. Violence breeds counter violence; violence begets violence!
Efforts to get the UPND Secretary General, Betuke Imenda proved futile by press time.