Voters voting for the new Republican president at Kaumbwe Polling station in Chipata
Voters voting for the new Republican president at Kaumbwe Polling station in Chipata

The Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA) has directed all radio and television stations in the country to restrict themselves to only communicating the official Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) results to the public.

IBA Director General Josephine Mapoma said radio and television stations should not communicate unofficial results or engage phone in programmes that allow for speculation because this would cause alarm and panic to the public.

Ms. Mapoma said in a statement to ZANIS today that all radio and television stations should adhere to the electoral code of conduct.

The electoral code of conduct states that, “all media shall disclose accurate election results and shall provide updates on the progress of the vote counting process and shall not speculate election results but shall broadcast confirmed election results as they are announced and published by presiding officers”.

Meanwhile, Ms. Mapoma has reminded radio and television stations of their critical role of promoting peace and unity in the post-poll period.

She therefore urged the radio and television stations to be responsible in their reporting adding that these are the demands of responsible journalism.

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34 COMMENTS

  1. yes
    PF set for victory
    Edgar Lungu’s surprise alliance with ex-President Banda – which may involve major policy compromises – should carry the day at the polls
    The presidential candidate of the governing Patriotic Front, Edgar Lungu, has surprised Zambians by joining forces with former President Rupiah Banda, whose Movement for Multiparty Democracy was defeated by the PF in the 2011 general elections. After unexpectedly being obliged to stand down as a candidate, Banda has put the MMD’s massive store of campaign materials – including four helicopters…kkkkkkk

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    • Pretty

      Nothing to hide,,,,,”YES” VICTORY IS OURS…..WE HAVE JUST WON

      PLEASE STAY TUNED

      i thank you

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    • IBA directs radio, TV stations to Report only ECZ official results and @Katondo boys you say yes.

      You don’t have to say yes. ECZ did the same in 2011 AND a radio station was almost in trouble for announcing numbers b4 ECZ.

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    • 60 Constituencies Compiled so far. The TIZ PVT will resume tomorrow.

      Here are the statistics from the 60 Constituencies
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      Total Valid votes cast – 851,818

      4R – 2,715
      NAREP – 2,816
      UPND – 350,023
      UNIP – 4,996
      PF – 469,910
      HERITAGE- 2,300
      MMD – 7,938
      FDD – 7,771
      CDP – 1,520
      GREEN – 671
      FDA – 1,158

      UPND chaps by the way these results include Southern, North Western and Western Province. There are only 3 constituencies for HH and 6 constituencies in favour of Edgar – thus, the 119, 887 gap cannot be closed. In short Edgar has whooped HH with a knock out punch.

      @Pretty things are not that pretty for HH…..kikikikiki

      We told you chaps…..viva EL viva PF

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    • IBA you have got it wrong here. The media house are free to announce results released at the polling stations or totally stations. This is because after that is done the results are in the public domain. The only responsibility the media house would need to indicate is that the results are yet to be verified by ECZ. Therefore, there is nothing illegal about announcing results which are in the public domain.

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  2. OFFICIAL ELECTION RESULTS UPDATE: Tulekolopa ma Votes.
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    Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 09:17 AM
    1. Patriotic Front = 23,015
    2. UPND = 5,400
    Look out for updates soon and avoid getting fake information from desperate Media Houses.

    i thank you

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  3. I smell a rat here. What’s the point of PVT then? ECZ is not being transparent in this process. The results belong to the voters and not ECZ. They should not sit on them. What’s so difficult about releasing the results as they come? Something tells me you are not calling the shots on this, someone else is.

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    • Hahaha you didn’t hear..? its not ECZ its what HH wanted… he said he cant be embarrassed during the day when kids are still awake… He said he wants ECZ to announce at night when kids are sleeping…

      HH must just retire….Edgar the 6th Prez.

      We told you chaps….Viva EL viva PF

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    • @Choma manure! You should h seen HH dash into Mambilima’s office, lean against the door & cry that if Mitete hears that he has already lost, they eont vote for him in 2031

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  4. UPND is becoming obsolete each time HH makes stupid moves. Our party can do better in 2016 with a different sellable candidate than him.

    These results are very disappointing.

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    • you are free to defect. people have to be educated on not voting on tribal lines. HH has a good campaign message.

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    • That’s the way to go if you want to ever win. You cannot keep trying the same failing answer after repeating four times.Try something else or else your sanity may require checking. UPND under a non-Tonga can do much better. Tongas can also do better nationaly on some other party, NOT UPND. By the way going by results in Bweenga, Kalomo, deep Tonga land, it is true EVERY Tonga is UPND.
      Bantustan arrangement it is

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    • ECZ ITSELF IS FULL OF THIEVES, ESPECIALLY IRENE MAMBILIMA. MAMBILIMA HAS BEEN USED IN RIGGING OVER MANY YEARS NOW. PF USED HER IN 2011.

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  5. Reporter: Excuse me Sir, Have you won the 2015 JANUARY ELECTIONS?

    H: I have bloody lost . don’t waste my time.

    Reporter: But the MaTUVI TV opinion polls said you will win by 82%.

    H: They were lying to me. All other people including Himutati, Halumango, Hipak Himilupi and others were just lying to me.

    Reporter: Have you asked them why:

    H: You are the bloody reporter. ASK THEM!!!!.

    Reporter:Have you found them?

    H: I am looking for them they have run away!

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  6. WE SHALL GO TO WAR IF EDGAR LUNGU IS DECLARED WINNER! THIS THIEF WITH EMPTY HEAD CAN NOT WIN THESE ELECTIONS! HOOK AND CROOK IS WHAT YOU USED TO FORCE YOURSELF ON THE ZAMBIAN PEOPLE. YOU USED A VERY SMART TECHNOLOGY ON THE BALLOT PAPER ITSELF, AND MANY ZAMBIANS ARE NOT AWARE ABOUT IT. EDGAR YOU CAN NOT BE OUR PRESIDENT, ESPECIALLY MYSELF, YOU ARE NOT MY PRESIDENT. YOU HAVE NO BEARING TO MY LIFE, AT ALL. ABASH LUNGU THIEF ABASH.

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    • Ati we shall go to war – try that my brother and you will be left alone…Peace is sweet badala….

      Edgar C. Lungu is your president and HH’s president.

      We told you chaps….Viva EL Viva PF

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    • Well Praize GOD for whoever wins the election whether Edgar or HH. It is GOD who gives leaders. He is sovereign. He does as He pleases with us here on earth. We must all respect the winner as our leader and thank the ones who will not be as so fortunate as to win the election for providing this healthy competition. The losers now may just win next time. At the end of the day it is the people of Zambia who are the Victors. I thank you all.

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  7. HH is already in panic mood, storming ECZ officials at mulungushi and flying helicopters to places where people are still voting are desperate measures by HH aimed at seeking public sympathy.

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  8. Well HH has lost, the majority still want PF, no one should any illusions about that. This is a resounding defeat. The conduct of zwd has been quite disappointing. Let HH rest.

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  9. HH is in state house. I pity my friend Mwamba. How do you do a poll yourself and comfort yourself that you are winning by using assumptions that will give you a known and biased outcome.
    OOh Was it VJ vs E. Mwamba. VJ has outsmarted you buddie. But i thought you agreed with my advice and assumptions the day we discussed the voting pattern in Zambia.

    1. You should have spent a little more time in UPND strong holds and also areas like northwestern and western.
    2. You should have calculated President Banda’s influence in all this. Or if positive then you could have really done badly in eastern province. You allowed UPND to play right in your bedroom and collected significant results to beef up on their advantage elsewhere.
    3. Should have sent enough foot soldiers in southern to…

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    • And where are UPND strongholds? My friend official voters register at ECZ has these facts:

      1 CP
      Reg. Voters: 483,790

      2 CBP
      Reg. Voters: 845,439

      3 EP
      Reg. Voters: 600,098

      4 LP
      Reg. Voters: 408,791

      5 LSK
      Reg. Voters: 796,687

      6 MP
      Reg. Voters: 269,139

      7 NP
      Reg. Voters: 434,478

      8 NWP
      Reg. Voters: 315,588

      9 SP
      Reg. Voters: 617,461

      10 WP
      Reg. Voters: 394,617

      TOTAL 5,166,088

      So basically, SP is counseled out by EP, NWP and WP are counseled out by NP and MP. Which leaves CP, CBP, LP and LSK. And tell me how well UPND/HH is doing in these provinces? Facts can be very stubborn indeed.

      PVT…

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  10. OUR ORGANIZATION IS ASKING THE PF AND THE UPND CADRES TO EXERCISE THEIR UTTERMOST PATIENCE SO THAT THE ECZ SHOULD OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCE THE WINNER.
    BUT OUR HEART IS WITH ANDREW BANDA, MUTATI, MAUREEN MWANAWASA, MUCHELEKA, KATELE VJ MWANGA FOR THE WAY THE POLITICAL EVENTS ARE UNFOLDING. IF THINGS WILL NOT GO IN THEIR FAVOR NOW IT WILL BE IMPOSSIBLE NEXT YEAR. PF IS JUST COMING FROM INTERNAL WRANGLES MIND U. LET UPND GO FOR THE CONVENTION AND ALLOW ITS MEMBERS TO HH TO DEMOSTRATE THAT IT IS A DEMOCRATIC PARTY.

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  11. This message is specifically for MUVI TV and Zambian Watch dog who are fond of writing and airing unconfirmed information.

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  12. Yambayamba, well done. People need to look at such figure to guide the make predictions. It is impossible for HH to win this election when he has performed so badly else where except in three provinces.

    People check your facts.

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