LAZ declares Presidential elections free and fair

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The Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) has declared the just ended Presidential Elections which elected Edgar Lungu as 6th Republican President as free and fair.
LAZ has applauded the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) for conducting the elections in an exemplary manner and adhering to international best practices of conducting democratic elections.

LAZ President George Chisanga said in a statement issued to ZANIS in Lusaka today that the ECZ displayed professionalism in the management of the elections.He hailed procedure of counting and publication of results in polling stations and commended the suspension of announcements of results to allow voters in 51 polling stations to cast their votes without any due influence.

Mr Chisanga has however expressed concern over the voter apathy which characterized the elections and urged ECZ to sensitise voters on the importance of exercising their right to vote.

He disclosed that LAZ deployed a total of 61 monitors in Lusaka, Southern and Copperbelt provinces to observe the elections.Mr Chisanga said the monitors reported that there was no interference with the voting process at the polling stations except for female voters who were turned away for having nail polish and artificial nails.

He further disclosed that the monitors reported violence between the Patriotic Front and United Party for National Development.

Zambia held presidential elections on January 20, 2015 and elected Edgar Lungu President following the demise of late President Michael Sata on October 28, 2014.

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  1. In a related development UPND have kick-started the 2016 presidential campaigns arguing that they won’t rest until the name of the President is Hakainde Hichilema.

    Since all the campaign promises have been attended to within one week by President Lungu, the only campaign point is the name of the President which has to read HH.

  2. In the state that LAZ is at the moment I don’t think any sane zambian respect them your comments from the time late President Sata died to date are very foolish you supported Guy Scott you even tried to make him stand because you lied that he qualified no you need a change of leadership not the confused one there at the moment i’m sure zambia has better lawyers.

  3. I am buffled that corruption is endemic in Zambia and all the arms of government and institutions are corrupt except ECZ!,,even churches are corrupt.

    • I am not HH but believe those were flawed elections…beating, lopsided public media, manipulation by ZAF pilots, Lungu staying on Minister of Defense, un corroborated results in the elections in the database!

    • Give us proof in the courts of Law about this so called flawed result. Don’t just make noise to try and save face.

  4. OUR ORG IS VERY SKEPTICAL ABOUT THE COMMENTS AND SUPPORT THEY ARE NOW GIVING PRESIDO LUNGU WHEN PRIOR TO THE ELECTIONS THEY THE LAZ WAS DEADLY ABOUT HOW THE POLITICS WERE BEING HANDLED. INFACT THEY IMPRESSION CERATED BY LAZ WAS THAT IT WAS SIDING WITH GUY SCOTT MANOUVERS TO AUCTION THE PARTY TO THE CAERTEL. IT IS NOW SUPRISING THAT THE LAZ HAS RESSURECTED FROM SYNCOPE AND SHOWERS PRESSES TO LUNGU’s VICTORY. IN OUR OPINION IT IS OUT OF SHAME AND REGRET THAT U ARE SLOWLY COMING CLOSE TO YOUR VERY OWN WHOM YOU HAD ABANDONED.

  5. Thank you LAZ for your statement indeed the election was free and fair. It is our duty as citizen of this nation to respect the will of the people don’t just alarm them if you know that you just lost. Just go back to your drawing board and move on ba upnd…

  6. Some areas continued voting for four days while results were being announced. This left room for massive distortion of figures by those hired to rig the election. I didnot see any fairness. LAZ should help in improving the flawed electoral system before 2016 than telling us that the elections were fair. Those with eyes saw what was happening.

  7. UPND SHOULD NOT START CAMPAIGNING UNTIL THEY HOLD THEIR GENEARAL CONFERENCE.
    DEMOCRACY MUST NOT ONLY BE SEEEN TO BE TALKED ABOUT BUT MUST ALSO BE SEEN TO BE IN PRACTICE. THERE IS NO GUARANTEE THAT HE WILL GO THROUGH AT THE CONVENTION.
    THERE IS A GROWING DISCONTENTMENT AMONG MEMBERS THAT HE HAS OUT LIVED HIS USEFULNESS IN THE PARTY.
    THERE IS A THEORY IN LEADERSHIP WHICH SAYS, “NO NO ONE CAN RiSE ABOVE HIS LIMITATION”. APPLYING TO HH THE LIMITATION IS FOR HIM NOT TO BE THE REPUBLICAN PTRSIDENT. SO HE CANT RISE ABOVE THAT.

  8. That’s LAZ’s opinion not mine. Laz and anyone self can sh!t whatever they like. The fact still remains the buggers stole the election from HH. If laz, ecz, p f, and other criminals worked together to rig. Bafikala!

  9. HH lost and he should now step down and give chance to people like Gary. I foresee 2016 as his worst loss ever awaiting him.

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