By KETRA KALUNGA
THE UPND has no hand in the summoning of oppositions political parties by the police, party spokesperson, Cornelius Mweetwa has said.
Mr. Mweetwa was reacting to concerns by the opposition that the ruling party was trying to silence them through police summons mainly on flimsy issues when they bitterly complained about the matter while in the opposition.
He said in an interview that the ruling party was not interfering with the operations of the police because it was an independent institution that was carrying out its mandate in a professional manner.
“UPND has not summoned anyone. It is the police working without any political interference,” he said.
Mr. Mweetwa urged the opposition parties to ensure that they don’t step on the rights of others as they exercise their freedom of expression on various matters of national interest.
He reminded the opposition that freedom of expression is an enjoyment but one exercising it should do so without violating the rights of other people in the process.
“The opposition should exercise their freedoms responsibly as such enjoyment goes with duty to respect rights of others,” Mr. Mweetwa said.