PF Cadres have been imposed as Polling Staff – UPND

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The Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) has reportedly confirmed some District Commissioners have imposed lists of recruits for polling staff during the upcoming presidential by-election. It has been alleged that they have nominated PF cadres for these positions in certain districts.

It is disappointing to hear that the civil service, which should be a non-partisan and professional cornerstone of any functioning democracy, is being misused for political advantage and to try and influence the outcome of the 20 January 2015 election.

We call on Acting President Guy Scott and Secretary to the Cabinet Roland Msiska to discipline the offending District Commissioners and ensure they cease using their positions to secure partisan advantage. The choice on 20 January 2015 is with the people of Zambia and they must be allowed a free choice in the matter.

Trainings underway for the polling officials should now be used as an opportunity to ensure that those nominated will fulfil their role in an independent manner. Anyone the ECZ has reservations about should be removed or replaced immediately.

Now this matter has been brought to public attention it will be critical to ensure election observers and civil society are especially vigilant in this respect.

Dipak Patel

UPND Campaign Manager

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10 Responses to PF Cadres have been imposed as Polling Staff – UPND

  1. Yo President has made a false victory declaration and yu have already started crying like babies imwe ba Patel.
    Stop alarming the nation and just wait for yo worsed defeat bane

    MAGAIZI
    January 9, 2015 at 1:34 pm
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    • Ikalafye iwe cipuba. Have you never heard El decieving himself by claiming that the elections are just a formality otherwise he has won?

      Mulenga Mutale
      January 9, 2015 at 2:13 pm
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  2. We need permanent observers, much like security staff, from all political parties especially UPND from the time voting booths and boxes are put in place up to when the ballot papers are counted including during transportation. Observers per polling station from each party should be more than one person. No sleeping, no drinking, no going away to eat and when going to the toilet, someone should be there watching for any slight movement of the boxes. We need permanent eyes on the ballot papers until they are counted. Issues of possibility of bribery should be addressed by dublication of observers at all polling stations with big numbers as millions of kwacha are on the loose for bribing weak souls.

    Nox
    January 9, 2015 at 1:36 pm
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  3. Ecz please help in nabwalya chiefdom only two where picked why?

    kapela nkhata
    January 9, 2015 at 2:41 pm
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    • UPND we warned you before that DC,council secretaries are compromised fyenu mweka.
      HHHH is full of himself ,he should be flexible advises from other pipo from opposition or any member must be taken seriously

      mwansa tamulafimbwa
      January 9, 2015 at 4:50 pm
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  4. We are employing ourselves as PVT staff….All loving Zambians stand up against this vice of electoral malpractice. ECZ despite being quiet…you will see the peoples reaction so be careful.

    We will observe the ballot box. switch on your smart phones to record any suspicious talk

    VIVA HH 2015

    The Promised Constitution
    January 9, 2015 at 4:03 pm
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  5. Fyabufi wooooooooo mulelusa fye. Imwe Ba underfive cry babies what do you want ? Don’t play nabakalamba balapuma. Muzalila vingati kanshi ?

    Cool temple
    January 9, 2015 at 4:12 pm
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  6. @ The promised . Mukanyapofye, just campaign and stop jumping up and down you Satanists . The Seed Must Die !!!

    Cool temple
    January 9, 2015 at 4:17 pm
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  7. UPND should employ very competent election observers especially in rural areas.

    Blago
    January 9, 2015 at 9:02 pm
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  8. UPND should ensure that they employ right people to execute vigilance duties at polling stations. PF is so desperate.

    Blago
    January 9, 2015 at 9:17 pm
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