People’s Democratic Party (PDP) president George Mpombo has noted the need for government to create a leveled playing field for all political parties ahead the 2016 general election.
Dr. Mpombo hopes that government will not use the Public Order Act (POA) to suppress political activities of opposition political parties during the period leading the elections.
He has cautioned government to be mindful that for any election to be considered free and fair, the period leading to the election matters most.
He says this means that stakeholders will be on the lookout to see how government will create a level playing field for all political players ahead of the elections.
In an interview with Qfm News, Dr. Mpombo has also noted the need for all political parties to rally against political violence during this period.
Dr. Mpombo states that political violence undermines political credibility of a Country and its democratic benchmarks.
He says it is therefore expected that all political activities in the run up to the 2016 general election will be issue based.