East AVAP calls for issue-based campaigns

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The Anti-Voter Apathy Project AVAP in Eastern Province has appealed to all political parties to conduct issue based campaigns ahead of the July 26 council chairperson elections in the five created new districts in the province.

Provincial Coordinator Maumba Ngoma says there is need for political parties to conduct peaceful campaigns to avoid voter apathy on the polling day.
He says that there is need for people in the newly created districts to turn out in large numbers and vote for their preferred candidates because new districts require a lot of development.

Ngoma further appealed to the Police in the province to apply the public order act equally and fairly so that all parties campaign freely.

Meanwhile Ngoma has appealed to Electoral Commission of Zambia, the ECZ to immediately withdraw voter education facilitators in Chipangali and Kasenengwa districts that were picked by the Chipata District Voter Education Committee DVEC.

He alleged that the facilitators were not picked on merit as most of them are relatives of members of DVEC

And when contacted for a comment, Chipata City Council Acting Town Clerk Yasini Mulimba says the local authority was not involved in the selection of voter education facilitators because there are already council secretaries who are working in both districts.

Breeze FM


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