HOME Affairs Minister Hon Stephen Kampyongo has said that the 2021 general elections will go ahead as planned regardless of the coronavirus pandemic.
And Mr. Kampyongo has urged the police to firmly deal with people who are undermining the ongoing mobile issuance of National Registration Cards (NRCs) by flooding social media with images of kids displaying NRCs.
Speaking when he appeared on Radio Mano on Thursday evening, Hon Kampyongo said that next year’s elections will be held on August 12 in line with the Constitutional provisions.
“There will be no postponement of the 2021 general elections because of coronavirus simply because the date of our elections is a provision of the republican constitution” Hon Kampyongo said.
The Minister, who is in Kasama to drum up support for the Patriotic Front (PF) candidate George Chisanga ahead of next Thursday’s parliamentary by-election, urged the electorate to work with the ruling party.
Hon Kampyongo said that those standing on opposition tickets are not even fit to be councilors.
He urged the electorate in Lukashya to vote for Mr. Chisanga to foster development to the area.
“I am appealing to the people of Lukashya to vote for Mr. George Chisanga. They should put their votes on the boat without looking at the faces of candidates,” Hon Kampyongo said.
He further commended the good works of PF members that applied to contest on the ruling party’s ticket in the Lukashya constituency.
“Big Mule (Davies Mulenga) who has gone to UPND doesn’t know what he is doing. He should have come to consult us before leaving the PF to stand on the UPND ticket. People like GBM (Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba – PF deputy national mobilization Chairperson) would have told him the truth about the party he has joined,” Hon Kampyongo said.
Hon Kampyongo also urged the police to firmly deal with individuals planning travel to Kasama and Mwansabombwe to cause confusion.
He said Government will not entertain anarchy in the country.
Here we again, try to do your job. You are not good at this…your message is borderline intimidation…Encourage people to register and vote and let them support their political parties…not this garbage you are pushing out of your mouth.
The End is Near.
IT’S SO WORRYING TO HAVE THAT COMING FROM A MINISTER AND NOT ECZ – I MEAN A REALLY INDEPENDENT ECZ. UNDER THE CIRCUMSTANCES, KAMPYONGO MIGHT AS WELL BE THE ONE TELLING US ABOUT EVERYTHING TO DO WITH THE VOTERS REGISTER, VOTING MATERIALS AND PROTOCOLS COZ THAT’S THE ONLY WAY ONE CAN PRONOUNCE ON ECZ’s READINESS FOR THE POLLS.
Yes it true, he is big headed because his head is too big.
thank you for the confirmation comrade. As for us the strategizing begun a long time ago and we will just continue the work. Its business as usual. We humbly appeal to the opposition to respect the results and not be sore losers.
Excellent!! Life must go on because Covid is here to stay. 2021 here we come!!!
The opposition parties participating in the Lukashya bye election should get the video clips of pensioner who had camped at Ministry of Justice crying and begging for their money and how this Mwankoles now kneeling for their votes like Hon Given Lubinda mistreated them and how Kapyopyo unleashed the the Zambia Palobe (ZP) on them, and today they seem to care. Napita yewe
Why a minister dont we have ECZ Spokeperson? ohhh come on guys.
Such assurances should be made by the Head of State and ECZ. Kampyongo as Home Affairs Minister has nothing to do with conducting Elections.Covid 19 and the holding of Elections in 2021 should be left to ECZ and Ministry of Health.
Home Affairs is a very important Ministry that’s being superintended by a brainless Minister. All the mess in the Police, Prisons, Immigration, National Registration, etc are the results of a useless Minister
Honorable we use dark ink on our finger to ensure that one person votes only once. What measures are in place to ensure that PF won’t be entering fake Congolese voters in the system during voting?
If Steven Kapolyo Kampyongo has got even 10% grey matter let him tell us who the mastermind of the gassing project was
Elections are run by the Electoral Commission of Zambia and not the Ministry of Home Affairs. Why should it be the Minister of Home Affairs to issue this statement. And if the covid-19 situation gets so bad that it would be risky to hold elections, it’s the Ministry of Health to render thst advice.
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