The Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) has urged political parties participating in the August 11 polls to adhere to the electoral code of conduct during nominations set for next week.
Briefing participating political parties in Lusaka today, ECZ Chairperson Esau stated that it is cardinal for all party leaders and their followers to strictly observe the electoral code of conduct prior to and during the nominations process.
ZANIS reports that Justice Chulu said the electoral body expects nominations to run smoothly from May 30 to June 3, 2016.
He advised the presidential candidates to ensure they carry with them constitution and statutory requirements regarding their particulars.
President Edgar Lungu and his running-mate Vice President Inonge Wina were among political leaders that attended the ECZ presidential nomination briefing.
Opposition UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema was represented by his Secretary General Steven Katuka .
The sole female opposition presidential hopeful FDD leader Edith Nawakwi was among other opposition leaders that attended the briefing.
And ECZ Deputy Director Chomba Chellah disclosed that the presidential aspirants would be given the voters provisional registers and other vital documents relating to the August polls on July 31st, this year for scrutiny.
Zambia goes to the polls on August 11, this year to elect the President and Vice President as well as members of parliament, councillors, mayors and council chairpersons.
Zambians will also be expected to vote for the bill of rights in the referendum that will be held along with the general elections.