Voting in Kanchibiya District in the Council Chairperson election in Muchinga Province has commenced on a low note.

A snap survey by ZANIS from 10 polling stations revealed that voting has been characterized by apathy.

At Muobo polling station only three voters had cast their vote as at 07:00 hours ,while Chikakala polling station recorded six votes 6 as at 8:30hrs.

At Munduwatanga polling station, six votes were recorded at 8:50hours, while at Mikuba polling station recorded three votes were recorded at 08:00hrs, and at Kabulamwiko polling station recorded 60 as at 09:00hrs , while Chafye polling station recorded 50 as at 09:30 hrs. , and Mpepo polling station recorded 67 as at 10:00hrs .

Chambeshi recorded had the highest with 75 votes as 10:30hrs the highest this morning.

Provincial Electoral Officer Adam Jere told ZANIS in Kanchibiya that generally voter turnout had been low but expressed his hope that it will improve later in the day.

Kanchibiya district has 42 polling stations.

Final results in the Kanchibiya Council Chairperson election are expected after 03:00 hours tomorrow.

Mwansa Chipalo is contested the seat on PF ticket while Kanjela Syvario is contesting on UPND ticket.

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12 COMMENTS

  1. VOTING IN ZAMBIA HAS EVER BEEN LIKE THAT. THERE’S ALWAYS APATHY WHERE BY ELECTIONS OR OTHERS WHICH DO NOT INVOLVE THE PRESIDENTIAL HAS BEEN CONCERNED. WHAT MOST ZAMBIANS KNOW ARE PRESIDENTIAL AND GENERAL ELECTIONS. EVEN IN KK’s REGIME IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN LIKE THAT AND THIS IS BY AND LARGE DUE TO LACK OF KNOWLEDGE (EDUCATION) AND POSITIVE PUBLICITY (IF AT ALL ANY) ON THE PART OF THE MEDIA. WHERE BY ELECTIONS AND COUNCIL ELECTIONS ARE CONCERNED EDUCATION CONDUCTED IN LOCAL LANGUAGES FOR THE LOCALS TO KNOW EXACTLY THE MEANING AND IMPORTANCE OF THESE ELECTIONS. ALL LITERATURE MUST ALSO BE PRINTED IN LOCAL LANGUAGES.

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  2. You can’t blame voters. Politicians in Zzmbia have left a bad taste in people’s mind. Insulting each other and refusing to accept results. Look at it this way……why vote when you know the loser will drag it to court?

    To expect high stats at 07.00 hrs is too much. Most people are just walking around like Zombies at that time doing things on autopilot !

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  3. The refusal by Lungu to allow the Hearing of the Presidential Petition will have far reaching effect on voters. The 2016 Election was clearly not free,fair and credible. The ECZ and the Executive connived to rig the Election infavour of ECL. Concerted efforts by ECL to block the Petition undermines public confidence in Elections and our Electoral Institutions. We spent hours in long queques only to find our votes thrown away in Dustbins,falsified and manipulated. We wonder what the likes of Emmanuel Chavula were doing in the ECZ Server Room, why nothing was done when Lungu broke the Law by refusing to handover Power to the Speaker of Parliament during the Petition Hearing etc. When we see a Petition being heard in Kenya and the Electoral Court nullifying an Election and in Zambia nothing…

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  4. “If someone is said to be once bitten, twice shy, it means that once someone was hurt by something or someone, they will be afraid to try it again.”

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  5. Abilima……you are correct…..but wpuld anybody get an unbiased result from the compromised concourt.
    WAKE UP the judiciary is no longer what it should be

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  6. Even me that’s why I stopped voting. We have heard too many lies. You vote for people only for them to accumulate riches while voters are wallowing in poverty

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