MMD National Publicity Secretary and Party spokesman Ben Tetamashimba has said that the 62 000 prediction is based on polling station totals which have been posted at each vote station and were in the hands of all political parties.
Mr. Tetamashimba dismissed the claims by Opposition Patriotic Front as petty.
The wining predictions was also echoed by Akashambatwa Mbikusita-Lewanika who told the foreign media that the MMD were very confident to the extent of being sure of the victory.
The Opposition Patriotic Front described as provocative the pronouncement by MMD national Campaign coordinator, Mbita Chitala, that his party would win the presidential election by 62 thousand votes.
PF Spokersperson, Given Lubinda, condemned Mr Chitala’s remarks which were broadcast on ZNBC 19 hours television news.
He has challenged the MMD campaign team to prove how the party would accumulate the 62 thousand votes projected by Mr. Chitala.
Mr Lubinda was speaking at a press briefing held at 23.30 hours at the Mulungushi Conference centre in Lusaka.
Mr. Lubinda also challenged the MMD to explain the break down of two trucks carrying elections materials in Shangombo as well as the presence of Mr. Vernon Mwaanga in the Northern province at the time of voting.
He has advised PF members to remain vigilant and report any suspicious behaviour in the electoral process
But Electoral Commision of Zambia Public Relations manager, Chris Akufuna, declined to comment on most of the issues raised by the PF but said the commission will investigate the report indicating that their was late voting in Kalabo.