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President Lungu urges observers verify the information they gather with all concerned parties

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President Edgar Lungu has implored election observers in the country to stop transmitting falsehood about the electoral process to their institutions.

President Lungu says observers should instead verify the information they gather with all concerned parties.

The President says it is disturbing that some observers are transmitting lies told by the opposition UPND.

President Lungu says he has on several occasion pledged to deliver a free, transparent, and fair election and that his position will not change.

The President says the opposition UPND has just failed to sell their message to the electorates hence the desperate attempts to mislead the International community.

President Lungu has since challenged the observer missions to interrogate information they obtain from political players and other stakeholders with relevant authorities.

The President also encouraged election Overseers to find out why UPND is saying they will not accept defeat after this Thursday’s poll.

President Lungu said this at State House today when he held meetings with four observer missions.

And African Union head of mission Goodluck Jonathan says his team is impressed and satisfied with the process so far.

Mr. Jonathan who is also former Nigerian President said he is hopeful that Zambia will maintain its good reputation of holding free and fair election.

He has however urged all Presidential candidates to accept the outcome of the elections.

Meanwhile former Mauritius President, Cassam Uttem says Zambia should remain the beacon of peace in Africa after the polls.

Mr. Uttem who is heading the delegation of the Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa -EISA- observer mission said his team is equally satisfied with the process.

President Lungu also held talks with European and Commonwealth observer mission delegates

27 COMMENTS

    • RAINMAN & The MAGNA CARTA-I MAKE IT RAIN: ON COMMAND
      And any person who votes PF this Thursday is either got something wrong with them mentally or they have benefitted from the corruption, or have just been blinded by poverty itself…This Country has died and economic death from the time Lungu took over office..We have to claim back the country we knew in 2005 under Mwanawasa, and in 2012 under Sata...
    • Bangwe PF Naviley
      In developed countries, yesterday's ruling by the court on cabinet ministers would have meant the end of PF and the President would have resigned by now. But in Zambia government leaders shamelessly go on with business as usual despite such a scandal. We need to teach these guys a lesson.
    • Nakamba zoona
      "President Lungu says he has on several occasion pledged to deliver a free, transparent, and fair election"... One more thing YOU HAVE FAILED TO DO to add to the long list. Remember "more money in your pockets" ??? Did that mean YOUR POCKET? K23 M I L L I ON ?
  1. Kenny kasonde kolala
    People come on let's not pretend look around and see the mood when PF has a rally. Truth be told it's good UPND has grown but they still not there yet. This one is a No no
    • RAINMAN & The MAGNA CARTA-I MAKE IT RAIN: ON COMMAND
      @ Kenny Kolala...Numbers attending rallies are not automatic transplants of votes dude.!! As a matter of fact, it's same chaps attending same rallies (in case you have no clue about analysis)
    • Discourse
      @ Kenny Kolala The people you see on jameson vodka chakolwa rungu's rallie go there to see JK and his dancing queen jameson...VIVA HH 2016
    • Haps
      @ Rainman, your analysis proves that something is mentally wrong with you,you think your kachema(HH) has any chance of winning this election,dream on.The fact is that your leader has nothing new to offer to Zambians,ECL has been proved and tested to be a great leader to transform this nation.HH is just after power,UPND has failed to find a leader to help them win elections,we going to retire him for you....
  2. RAINMAN & The MAGNA CARTA-I MAKE IT RAIN: ON COMMAND
    And any person who votes PF this Thursday is either got something wrong with them mentally or they have benefitted from the corruption, or have just been blinded by poverty itself...This Country has died and economic death from the time Lungu took over office..We have to claim back the country we knew in 2005 under Mwanawasa, and in 2012 under Sata
  3. Counter Nega Nega
    My president, Edgar Chagwa Lungu, ni zeeeeeeeee. Kachema (HH) walks, eats, sleeps, dreams and thinks ECL. But we shall ensure that he spares some time to think about his loses and take stock of his cows, we are sure they miss him.
    • Discourse
      nega nega uzalila come thursday 11th august and you and your master jameson will pay back what you have stolen from the innocent Zambians...VIVA HH 2016
  4. chiparamba nkausu
    @ Command, according to your shallow thinking those who will vote for the PF are mentally disturbed. In the same way any one who will vote for UPND this Thursday 11 August 2016 is either mentally retarded or is initiated in satanism by the chief satanist HH.
  5. bwafyaa!
    "The President also encouraged election Overseers to find out why UPND is saying they will not accept defeat after this Thursday’s poll."- yes they need to show cause why?? All the accusations they have leveled against the ECZ have not been proven while they are becoming criminals by buying voters' cards to discredit the ECZ that they registered foreigners and damaging ECZ vehicles that they are carrying pre-printed ballot papers. They should tell us clearly with legal evidence why this election is not fair and why they keep campaigning when they do not want to accept the outcome!!??
  6. Ifintu ni kuyabebele
    Ukutumpa... I have seen at least 5 different versions of the video of the UPND campaign bus being stoned by people "wearing PF regalia". The election observers can also see - Zambia Police can also analyse the photos to identify the individuals throwing stones at unarmed women. What is it that needs to be "verified" here according to this paralytic dog in State House?
  7. Ineta
    The observer Mission statement quite confusing - are they really observing or are scared of intimidation?
  8. Ineta
    Dothey have TVs in their rooms to see what ZNBC is doing? What about the staged violence and others? Anyway, I know they will disclose in their final reports.
  9. Collins
    Lungu just doesn't get it. If he rigs these elections as feared why should UPND accept rigged election results? Why should Zambians accept cooked election results? If these elections were free,fair and credible then we Zambians would have no difficult accepting those results but so far they have not been.We are tired of Lungu and PF misrule, mismanagement of the economy, violence, corruption,stealing of public funds etc. We are going to vote in huge numbers for HH and UPND on August 11th .If our votes are stolen by Lungu thru the seemly conflicted ECZ then we will not take It lying down. We will not accept Lungu imposing his rule on us. That is the issue. Lungu should respect the will of the peope. The majority of Zambians do not want want violent,thieving and Chakolwa Lungu and his...
    • Haps
      These elections will be free and fair,no one is rigging because we are up against the under 5,try some other time with a new leader.
  10. Asigai
    Tell them Mr. President. Others are just wishing they were Presidents too and are so angry at being beaten in the game severally that all they can do now is hallucinate some victory. They should know that it is not by force or power, but through grace of God. God allows some to be leaders others to be led for a good reason. Well, I am taking it easy today, very relaxed, winding up some activities and looking forward to wakr up early to go vote ECL and PF back into Office. Nothing is gonna change! It is PF and ECL period. No matter the noise, insults, anger, tantrums etc., ECL will not beaten on 11. Oh! How I love 50+, HH should not have cried for it, it is working against badly.
  11. poison tree
    Others are just wishing they were Presidents too and are so angry at being beaten in the game severally that all they can do now is hallucinate some victory. They should know that it is not by force or power, but through grace of God. God allows some to be leaders others to be led for a good reason. Well, I am taking it easy today, very relaxed, winding up some activities and looking forward to wakr up early to go vote ECL and PF back into Office. Nothing is gonna change! It is PF and ECL period. No matter the noise, insults, anger, tantrums etc., ECL will not beaten on 11. Oh! How I love 50+, HH should not have cried for it, it is working against badly.
    • Asigai
      IT IS THAT TIME TO GO AND VOTE FOR ECL AND PF TOMORROW!!! LETS VOTE VOTE FOR CONTINUITY. LETS VOTE NO TO TRIBALISM. LET US VOTE YES IN THE REFERENDUM. VOTE PF!!! VOTE ECL!!! VOTE YES TO REFERENDUM!!! GOD BLESS ECL, GOD BLESS PF GOD BLESS ZAMBIA

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