President Edgar Lungu, has famous with worry insinuations from some quarters of society that he has directed the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) to desert the present citizens’ sign up and to introduce digital vote casting so to downside the opposition within the 2021 elections.
In a remark made to be had to the media via Press and Public Relations Special Assistant to the President Isaac Chipampe, President Lungu mentioned the ECZ is an impartial and self reliant Electoral Management Body, empowered below Act No. 35 of 2016 to make rules offering for the registration of citizens and for the way of undertaking elections amongst different purposes.
He has reaffirmed his unwavering dedication to making sure the independence of the ECZ, or certainly every other Constitutional frame.
President Lungu said that he would no longer sanction any acts that might usurp the powers of the ECZ.
He added that below his management, he has allowed and can proceed to permit Constitutional our bodies just like the ECZ to perform autonomously and independently.
“I therefore find it absurd that some citizens continue to claim that I am directing the Electoral Commission of Zambia to change voter registration methods to mine and the ruling party’s advantage,” mentioned President Lungu.
President Lungu added that even he and the ruling birthday celebration are uncomfortable with one of the newly offered strategies however he’s restrained to remark as a result of his phrases could also be noticed as interference within the operations of the ECZ.
He additional added that he does no longer need the electoral procedure to be marred in controversy and prays that the pols can be loose and truthful prior to, all the way through and after vote casting.