ECZ must not be allowed to print ballot papers in Dubai – HH

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HH addressing the press and supporters

HH addressing the press and supporters

UPND Members following the deliberations

UPND Members following the deliberations

Opposition UPND president Hakainde Hichilema says his party will not allow the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) to print ballot papers for the August 11, 2016 General and Presidential elections in Dubai.

And Hichilema says he is confident wining the elections in the first round saying there will be no rerun.

Hichilema who is the main challenger to incumbent president Edgar Lungu says his party suspects the ruling party wants to manipulate the votes by printing the ballot papers in Dubai.

But ECZ Public Relations Manager Chris Akufuna says the commission has not yet announced the company that will print ballot papers for the 2016 General and Presidential elections.

Akufuna has told ZNBC News that the procurement process is still ongoing.

He explained that what has happened is that ECZ has expressed intentions to choose the company based in Dubai but that it has given 10 days for other companies to object and give reasons.

And Hichilema who was speaking at a media briefing where his party received defectors from PF and other parties told hundreds of his supporters that he will win the election in the first round.

Hichilema commonly referred as HH said Lungu only has four months as Head of State saying he won’t be allowed to extend his presidency because he had lamentably failed.

The UPND president also accused President Lungu of causing violence in order to create fear and manipulate the vote.

Among the people who defected to the UPND are former Justice Ministry Permanent Secretary Josephs Akafumba, former Southern Province Minister in the MMD government and PF Provincial Chairlady Alice Simango and former Deputy Minister and Sesheke Member of Parliament in the MMD government Adonai Mufalali.

Others are former Liuwa MP and Provincial Minister for Western Province under the MMD government Lubinda Imasiku.

Narep Provincial Chairperson Luka Chikani and Narep Women National Chairlady Marjory Mukuwa Mutakwa have also defected to the UPND while PF Vice Chairperson for Western Province Evans Chapman has also resigned from the PF and joined the UPND.




11 Responses to ECZ must not be allowed to print ballot papers in Dubai – HH

  1. useless and childish leader. How is Lungu involved? are you Saying ECZ is Lungu? HH tell us what you will do not what Lungu will do or PF. We dont want to hear that if we need change man!!!!

    April 13, 2016 at 5:58 am

    • This time we are going for the throat, to borrow the lingo. Any attempts at rigging will be sorted out as a treasonous act once PF is out of power in August. the law is very clear.

      Izula Balindwi
      April 13, 2016 at 6:58 am

    • But bwana HH, what are you doing over PF rigging prospects? That is their only way out. They will try to use Nawakwi for now as the saviour of new PF but what does he have to bring on the table? PF is expecting massive support from a One MP-ed PARTY. It is just overzealousness. FDD is only about distributing farming inputs. As Zambians, we need track record of proven performance and successful leadership in previous undertakings. FDD was on the verge of extinction under Edith Nawakwi’s leadership had it not been for some donor who has pumped millions into her party (for…… who knows the benefit?) to distribute/ bribe villagers and the poor around the country. And this is what Edith is depending on to say he has capacity to lead the nation. What did she do when she was in government under Chiluba? Stealing maize (Carlington maize scandal)? No wonder she fits in squarely with the PF way of governance. We just hope you have a fool proof system of stopping the rigging. Otherwise we will not forgive you if you claim the election was stolen. All polling stations with significant numbers of voters should be manned by honest UPND security of volunteers to ensure that no pre-marked ballot papers are stuffed in the boxes until counting is done. No sleeping, no eating away of the boxes; we need 24 hours multiple eyes on the boxes.

      UPND Izula Balindwi
      April 13, 2016 at 12:03 pm

  2. Kays who is incharge of ECZ. Who announced that the ballot papers will be printed in Zambia, is it not the government that announced. Who funds ECZ who appoints ECZ. Young man you are very dull. Remember any rigging in this year’s election, you will see blood shed. Lets play a fair game.

    joseph Mwape
    April 13, 2016 at 6:30 am

  3. Why print ballot papers in Dubai? Is it becoz some known people including their corrupt benificiary mentor have been frequenting that place? Plans to rig?

    April 13, 2016 at 7:06 am

  4. Upnd has a powerful team to win the coming election.

    April 13, 2016 at 8:04 am

  5. Day dreaming, its the opposite ba HH PF is too strong for UPND. Don’t even waste your time and resources. When I speak I speak. I am the winner.

    big tribe
    April 13, 2016 at 8:57 am

  6. We will campaign, vote and usher HH and UPND this year to govern this country. We are tied of poverty mentality by PF failures.

    April 13, 2016 at 10:50 am

  7. Continue dreamng of winig will nevr form Jesus.we refuse stanist and we bindi evry sprt of hh who is a ecl charge of govt.teti.a tonga is a tonga.

    Rodrick pelembe
    April 13, 2016 at 12:51 pm

  8. Who is HH to stop ballot printing in dubai? He is just a foolish minion

    mj banda
    April 14, 2016 at 9:24 am

  9. When they print them in Israel its an issue. Print them in Dubai its an issue. Print them in South Africa its an issue. Print them with Government printers it is an issue

    Ba Ntamba Lukuta
    April 14, 2016 at 1:37 pm

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