ECZ explains delay in announcing winners of Bahati, Roan constituencies

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The Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) says the delay in the announcement of results for Roan and Bahati parliamentary by-elections is because several polling stations in the two constituencies have not yet delivered the results to the totalling centre for collation and final announcement.

Below is a full statement by the commission

The Announcement of election results requires that all polling Stations in a given election deliver results of each polling station at the Totaling Centre.

The current delay in announcement of results for roan and bahati constituencies is due to the fact that several polling stations in these constituencies have not yet delivered the results to the totalling centre for collation and final announcement.

In the case of Roan Constituency, movement of Presiding Officers to the Totalling Centre is restricted due to unruly cadres who have resorted to violently attacking Commission vehicles. The attacks now require that the Commission delivers results to the Totalling Centre with the assistance of Police escorts. The pace at which delivery of results to the Totalling Centre is taking place is delaying the process.

Furthermore, the terrain in some areas of Roan Constituency is difficult to traverse due to the heavy downpour which occured last night.

In the case of Bahati Constituency, the heavy downpour which occurred last night has caused flooding which is slowing down the pace at which vehicles can move to bring Presiding Officers to the Totalling Centre.

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One Response to ECZ explains delay in announcing winners of Bahati, Roan constituencies

  1. Congratulations CK,I wish you had stood yourself to show your dull partners how opposition parties should debate issues!!

    ROKA.
    April 12, 2019 at 7:25 am
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