ECZ Chairman Essau Chulu receiving the petition from Dr Mumba
ECZ Chairman Essau Chulu receiving the petition from Dr Mumba

The Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) has extended the mobile voter registration exercise by 21 days starting from the 23rd of November, 2015 to 13th December, 2015.

The mobile voter registration exercise came to an end yesterday 11th November.

ECZ Chairperson Justice Esau Chulu has told a stakeholders meeting in Lusaka today that the extension of the exercise will cost the Commission K68.5 million.

He explains that the exercise will cover about 4,000 carefully selected registration centers countrywide.

Justice Chulu says these centers will be selected by the district registration officers taking into account the population and the turnout during the 60 days exercise that ended yesterday.

He has however pointed out that the voter registration exercise at civic centers in all the districts countrywide will continue as scheduled until 31st March 2016.

Justice Chulu has appealed to civil society organizations and other stakeholders to take advantage of the extension to encourage eligible voters to register.

He has further appealed to political parties and church organizations to call on all their members to turn up in large numbers to register as voters.

And the ECZ has warned political parties to desist from displaying their campaign materials in public places until when the campaign period commences.

This follows complaints of early campaigns by some political parties.

Justice Chulu has also reminded political parties to ensure that they are in good standing with the registrar of societies and their party symbols are those approved by the commission to avoid being prevented from taking part in next year’s elections.

And Lusaka province Police Commissioner Charity Katanga says Police were not instructed by anyone to remove the UPND campaign regalia on the streets of Lusaka.

She explains that Police act according to the law and not by instructions from anyone.

Ms Katanga states that it is a notorious fact that that political party regalia are all over public places with both the UPND and PF being the culprits.

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8 COMMENTS

  1. Extension just because pf has recorded fewer numbers than expected in their strongholds.. an indication that pf kuuya in 2016.

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  2. Going by the new voters’ roll, PF would be voted out of office if elections were held today. UPND strongholds have registered en masse in comparison to PF’s. It takes three PF strongholds of Muchinga, Northern and Luapula to cancel out the UPND southern fort. Remembering that western and North Western are UPND yards, and that Lusaka fast gravitated to UPND in the last election (and getting ever more frustrated by economic woes – the most complaining province), we could be about to witness a PF exit. So the more the economy languishes, the more the citizens distrust the PF. If the PF imagine that the extension will improve numbers in their strongholds, then they haven’t thought about the dire economic factors.

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  3. Do not forget that Central Province was taken by HH in January 2015, so in short HH has :

    (1) Central Province
    (2) Copperbelt Rural
    (4) Lusaka Rural
    (5) North western Province
    (6) Western Province
    (7) Southern Province

    But do not forget that Lusaka urban is un predictable it can swing at anytime , and so PF do not bank on this on the following:

    (1) Luapula
    (2) CB urban
    (3) Muchinga
    (4) Northern
    (5) Eastern
    But again PF has the following challenges:
    (1) Load shedding
    (2) Poor Kwacha ( So many ACCA & CIMA student will not afford to in pounds)
    (3) Un employments
    (4) High price of meali meal example 25kgs is now at K110
    (5) Poor health care
    (6) Poor education ( ICT pupils start writing at 02.30 am)

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  4. This guy called Peace Maker i don’t know how he understands politics. There nothing like what what rural here ECL has the following; Lusaka province,CB, Luapula, Mchinga, Eastern, Northern and mind you central is 50 -50 and western ECL will do better than all past times
    i can even say 50-50 as well. Now where will Akainde get the winning votes?? Be objective!!

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  5. PF has the following provinces on its side 1 Lusaka 2 copperbelt 3 Luapula 4 Mchinga 5 N/province and 6 Eastern Province and Central Province is 50-50 come rain come sunshine. In Westren Province, for your own information, PF as a party will do better than any other time in its existence, now where will your mentor Akainde get the winning votes?? N/western and Southern provinces???

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