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Opposition Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD) polling agents are appealing to the party president Edith Nawakwi to consider paying them their allowances they worked for during the August 11, 2016 general elections.

Representing the polling agents, FDD youth chairperson Joe Muyunda said 40 polling agents were deployed to monitor the election exercise in Kansenje, Kafue, Shikoswe and Matanda wards where the party had participated at ward levels.

In a walk in interview with ZANIS in Kafue today, Mr. Muyunda said the party president is owing the polling agents K1000 each, totalling to K40, 000.

He wondered why the FDD polling agents were the only ones that are not yet paid among other agents who monitored the elections.

And when contacted for a comment, FDD president Edith Nawakwi said her party will not pay the polling agents because they did not meet the target as earlier agreed.

Ms. Nawakwi said there was an agreement that the 10 agents at polling stations would only be paid their monitoring allowances if the party got at least 400 votes at each of the stations.

She further said the polling agents can only be paid if their election results form G-12 reflects about 400 votes from each ward.

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    • Hmmmm…the poor polling agents are only supposed to monitor the polls; and not “ensure” that their party has atleast 400 votes! Ensure people voted for FDD was madam president’s job. Polling agents would have violated the electoral code by ensuring atleast 400 voters voted for FDD.

      Please pay our poor youths their meager K1,000 allowances. For some, that could be their capital. Please pay them!

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    • Edith Nawakwi, did you ask them to monitor the elections or to rig the elections? How does one ensure 400 votes if 350 votes are shared between HH and ECL?

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    • “Ms. Nawakwi said there was an agreement that the 10 agents at polling stations would only be paid their monitoring allowances if the party got at least 400 votes at each of the stations”.

      WASN’T MEETING THIS TARGET NAWAKWI AND FDD’s TARGET? HOW DOES ANYONE IN THEIR RIGHT SENSES EXPECT THE POLLING AGENTS TO WIN A CANDIDATE(S) VOTE IF SUCH CANDIDATES DID NOT EFFECTIVELY CAMPAIGN OR ARE JUST UN WANTED BY VOTER. OR AM I MISUNDERSTANDING WHAT SHE MEANS? NAWAKWI SHOULD JUST GIVE MORE AUSTRALIAN BOMOLA CHICKENS IN ORDER TO GET HER TARGETED NUMBER (400) PER POLLING STATION.

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  1. Hmmmm…the poor polling agents are only supposed to monitor the polls; and not “ensure” that their party has atleast 400 votes! Ensure people voted for FDD was madam president’s job. Polling agents would have violated the electoral code by ensuring atleast 400 voters voted for FDD.

    Please pay our poor youths their meager K1,000 allowances. For some, that could be their capital. Please pay them!

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  2. Am I the only dumb one here? What’s the responsibility of a polling agent and on what basis was the payment tied to a minimum number of votes in favour of Nawakwi? No wonder God withholds breakthroughs from some people however much they fight! Given the opportunity, their rule would bring hell on earth!

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  3. Nawakwi?

    You should have given them extra ballots to stuff the boxes.

    This defence sounds like you were bent on rigging. Is that what other political parties did, and your agents failed?

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  4. Contract is Contract…. TAKE FDD TO COURT. Verbal or written contract either way you WIN. If FDD delay and miss the deadline set, the interest will be added

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  5. This is day light robbery from agents. ZMW 1,000.00 per day for just sitting, chatting, browsing face book & failing to meet the agreed targets. People who work in productive sectors like shoprite, farms, factories, pastors, etc never earn this much per month. Ms Nawakwi, what were they supposed to do to achieve the number of 400 votes per polling station? Please, share with or else we think that you had colluded to rig elections.

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  6. When I think about Nawakwi’s stubbornness for opposition to unite, tears drop. After getting zeros in elections, she says how come I did not get votes from my village, who says your village will always vote for you.

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