In a statement, CCZ president Godwin Musonda said to reduce the fragmented number of presidential candidates, which splits the vote unnecessarily, major political parties must form alliances with smaller parties.
And Bishop Musonda also said the MMD must resolve differences for the best interest of the party, and that members must respect the democratically elected leadership of Nevers Mumba.
Bishop Musonda said MMD must use courtesy and offer an olive branch to those with divergent views and unite the party before elections.
He also said the media must be factual and unbiased when covering political parties and their candidates in the forthcoming elections.
Bishop Musonda said the Electoral Commission of Zambia should play its role and ensure impartiality during the August 11 polls.
He said CCZ is saddened with the incident that took place last week in Bweengwa, where journalists and government officials were attacked by suspected UPND cadres when President Lungu visited the area.
“Political parties must conduct non-violent political campaigns, and as such, CCZ has asked all political parties to sign a peace deal as commitment to preach a message of peace and desisting from violent activities during campaigns and election,” he said.
Bishop Musonda said CCZ is impressed with the leadership that President Lungu is providing as the country faces economic challenges.
He said the country has faced enormous challenges after the demise of President Sata but they are being attended to.