The Zambia Episcopal Conference (ZEC) has called on all Zambians who have registered as voters to turn up in big numbers up and cast their votes on the August 11, 2016 general elections.
ZEC said voting is not only a right but also a duty to the country to help identify and put in place credible people who will make the state function in the promotion of the common good.
The Church Mother Body has also urged Zambians to never get tired of voting as apathy will only give greater chance to opportunists to win the elections.
ZEC has also urged Zambians to take interest in the on-going countrywide voter education being conducted Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and other stakeholders.
ZANIS reports that this is contained in the Pastoral Letter issued in Lusaka and signed by all the 14 Catholic Bishops of Zambia.
And ZEC says it is deeply saddened by the increasing number of cases of political violence in the run-up to the August 11, 2016 general elections.
ZEC has since called on the Zambia Police to perform their duties of maintaining law and order professionally and effectively without undue pressure from any partisan influence.
On the other hand, the Catholic Bishops have urged both the public and private media to adhere to the principle and ethics of fairness and truth in their political coverage.
The Catholic Bishops also urged all the politicians across the political divide to make every effort in ensuring an effective way of cadre management and to immediately tone down their confrontational rhetoric.
Meanwhile, the Catholic Bishops said the Catholic Church will not support or prop up a particular political party or candidate saying that is the free choice it has always left to its flock.
The Catholic Bishops maintained that the Church will continue to embrace members from diverse political persuasions and will jealously protect their freedom of association.
The Catholic Bishops however stated that based on their Christian principles, the Church can however provide guidance that could help its members to make informed choices among the many candidates and political parties that present themselves for elections.
Well,that is their choice.This is a democracy!If wishes were horses PF will win with 90%. That is the beauty of democracy.Some will vote for Trump others for Clinton!In the end “wina azalila!!!!”
“The Church Mother Body has also urged Zambians to never get tired of voting as apathy will only give greater chance to opportunists to win the elections”……kikikikikiki…….in other words, they also don’t want him to win! Viva ECL!
All are too close initials. Worse is that the 2 above are not calling for mass turn over.
No worries. It not rain on August 11, ECL will be voted out with first 2 hours of that day.
Wina azalila for a 6th time!
VIVA UPND,VIVA HH 2016
What is ZEC doing about the Final Voters Register? We will come out in huge numbers to vote but we are worried that our names may not be in the Final Voters Register. ZEC should press ECZ to release the Register now. The prospective for ECZ disenfranchising voters appear real.
Ba collins kuwayawayafye lol
PF KUMUDUNUNA, SHE HAS ALREADY SUNG FOR LUNGU SAYING KUYA BEBELE. THANK YOU BISHOPS AND WE SHALL ALL GO TO THROW IN OUR PF BYE-BYE VOTE
KUYA BEBELE JAMESON VODKA CHAKOLWA RUNGU AND HIS PAMAFI PART…VIVA HH 2016
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