UPND president Hakainde Hichilema has been summoned to appear before Woodlands Police on Monday.
Both UPND officials and acting police spokesperson Ray Hamoonga confirmed that Hichilema was supposed to appear yesterday in the morning but his lawyers, informed police that he would only be available on Monday.
UPND deputy spokesperson for politics Kachunga Simusamba said Hichilema would be appearing at Force Headquarters on Monday around 10:00 hours on a matter that police did not reveal to them.
He said that Hichilema was not frightened by the callout because he was innocent and had not committed any crime against government or individuals.
Simusamba also described the summoning of Hichilema by police as an abuse of power by the PF government aimed at intimidating and silencing the opposition leadership.
“We know this scheme because it is not starting today; it has been there since the PF came into power. They want the opposition to disintegrate and scattere in order to give them leeway in 2016 but we have to warn them that the leadership of the UPND and the entire opposition stand strong to defend democracy and will not allow the PF to rape and divide the nation,” he said.