Lusaka District Electoral Officer -DEO- Alex Mwansa says the routine verification of Ballot Paper Account Forms which started yesterday Saturday, 20th August, 2016, is progressing well.
Mr. Mwansa said the exercise which has also attracted monitors and observers, is expected to end on Tuesday, 23rd August, 2016.
He said the verification of Ballot Paper Account Forms is a normal process under the electoral Act No. 12 of 2006.
Mr Mwansa said all stakeholders, observers and monitors are invited to witness the verification exercise which starts at 08:00 hours at Nakatindi Hall.
This is according to a press statement issued by Lusaka Province Elections support center coordinator Brenda Katongola.
However, yesterday in Livingstone, the post-election verification of ballots paper account forms exercise was temporarily halted.
The UPND team led by one of the party’s Legal Counsels, Fred Chunga, requested for the suspension of the exercise in view of the petition that the party has filed in at the Constitutional Court.
ECZ – Head Office, Livingstone District Electoral Officer, Vivian Chikoti, informed the stakeholders of the suspension, awaiting further instructions from the ECZ Head Office.