Contact* : UPND Deputy Local Government Chairperson, Brian Ndumba.+260 97 8608170/0977780397
Lusaka – (20.12.2020).
The situation in Kalumbila District of NorthWestern Province where ECZ has not been able to capture a single voter during the infamous and illegal 4 days voter registration extension period that is set to come to an end today is a serious cause for concern.
Sadly, the happenings in Kalumbila where the district has to import machinery from Solwezi District is not unique to that area, but a pattern that has characterised the ECZ’s handling of this exercise in UPND strongholds.
It defies all logic that highly politicized ECZ and its commissioners have undoubtedly taken a partisan stance in support of the PF by continuing to shamelessly abrogate the law with impunity, so as to aid the ruling party to stay in power forever at the expense of the majority Zambians who must have a final say on who governs them-through the ballot.
Like we have already stated, it is very clear that ECZ has been working in collusion with the ruling PF to aid Edgar Lungu stay in power in perpetuity.
That stated, we will do everything possible in line with the laws of the land to pressure ECZ to respect the 2016 Electoral Processes Act , which mandates the Commission to carry out a continuous voter registration exercise.
In this vein, therefore, if Nshindano knows what’s good for the country, they must respect the constitutional provisions and do what is right: continuous voter registration!
In an event that the ECZ does not succumb to our pleas and calls, we will ask our members and the general citizenry across the country to take to the streets, because, evidently, that is the language they understand.
It seems ECZ has a huge appetite for fanning chaos and mayhem to the detriment of the greater good of Zambia and her people.
In an event that this country goes into flames due to the reckless behaviour of ECZ’s Judge Esau Chulu, Patrick Nshindano, Emily Sikazwe and other Commissioners thereof, the people of Zambia will hold you accountable.
UPND MEDIA TEAM