No postponing elections – ECZ

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ecz-logoThe Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) has refuted rumors that it plans to postpone the August 11th General Elections. ECZ, through its spokesperson Chris Akufuna who explained the legislation that guides  general elections.

Akufuna says there is no law that gives it power to postpone a general election, adding that the Commission can only postpone a by-election if the environment is not conducive to hold a peaceful, credible and fair election.

Akufuna says stakeholders should desist from making statements that may cause confusion before, during and after the elections.

He states that the credibility of the Commission in holding credible elections cannot be questioned.

Akufuna adds that even claims of rigging the August elections are neither here nor there, stating that the commission is ready to conduct credible elections.

ECZ on Saturday July 9, 2016 suspended campaigns for ten days in Lusaka and Namwala districts after a series of political violence.

And when lifting the suspension, Akufuna  warned that the commission will now be forced to disqualify individual candidates and the political party sponsoring them.

There has been political intolerance and violent acts between cadres with the pulling down of posters and bill boards on the rise.


3 Responses to No postponing elections – ECZ

  1. Mr Akufuna you know that PF is the most violent party Why are you pretending you people kanshi? is it that you have lost your integrity or what? if you mean disqualifying then their leader should be disqualified why are you just being rhetoric all the time. Remember if you put this Country on fire it will not be a better place for you neither.

    July 21, 2016 at 10:33 am

  2. can u please stop hallucinating and tell us the truth..why are you cowards when it comes top are planning to postpone..atase..

    July 21, 2016 at 7:49 pm

  3. Akufuna we know that u are a pf cadre. Start putting yo house in order for u wil soon be retired.

    July 22, 2016 at 2:54 am

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