Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Lusambo calls for Extension of Voter Registration Date as ECZ Announces 4.2 million Registered Voters

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Lusaka Province Minister Bowman Lusambo has urged the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) to consider extending working hours in all voter registration centres to cater for thousands of the working class in the capital city.

Mr. Lusambo said that most workers have raised concerns that they find it hard to queue up to register as voters after spending long hours at work.

Mr. Lusambo said that the ECZ should also take note of people’s calls for an extension of the voter registration exercise which ends on December 12, 2020.

Mr. Lusambo hailed the (ECZ) for capturing 4.3 million voters since the exercise commenced last month. Mr. Lusambo said that the ECZ staff deserve commendation for the improved pace of voter registration.

Mr. Lusambo who is also Kabushi Member of Parliament has since called on all eligible citizens to register as voters to enable them exercise their civic right in the 2021 General election.

ECZ Chief Electoral Officer, Patrick Nshindano
ECZ Chief Electoral Officer, Patrick Nshindano

Meanwhile, ECZ has registered over 4.3 million voters since the voter registration exercise started on November 9. ECZ Chief Electoral Officer, Patrick Nshindano said that the Commission has continued making progress in registering voters countrywide.

Mr. Nshindano said this during a press briefing in Lusaka today.

Mr. Nshindano warned people against obtaining multiple voters’ cards stating that such illegality will be dealt with accordingly and revealed that two people have since been arrested for obtaining multiple voters’ cards.

The ECZ Chief also stated that the commission has beefed up security at various voter registration centres to prevent theft of kits.

Mr. Nshindano also announced that the Commission will on December 9 to 12, 2020 be registering eligible voters in correctional facilities countrywide.

Mr. Nshindano further disclosed that the commission has not yet decided on the issue of extending the voter registration exercise.

26 COMMENTS

  1. This administration is a lol. Honestly their plan did not work, now they are changing gears.
    The whole plan was to have as many villagers to register. That’s why they sent a lot of registrations kit to villagers. Villagers have a lot of time on their hands to stand in line for 6 hours. Which working class person has 6 hours to stand in line for a free to obtain a registration card
    Be serious guys…we are so fade up with your tricks. Get a life.

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  2. I agree with my brother’s assessment. However, it is down to the ECZ to make that decision and we believe and have confidence that they will make the right decision. Regardless of whether they grant the request or not, we are still winning as PF.

    I have received a lot of requests for me to avail my assets and networth. This follows rumours that I am one of the richest men in zambia. I want to end these rumours once and for all. I would like to formally inform the entire nation what my current networth is. Without further ado my current net worth is:

    MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS!!!!

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  3. For ECZ to extend the voters’ registration period, it will need more money to pay the clerks. This government has not given ECZ enough money even as it is now. There is already a shortfall. GRZ put money where your mouth is.

  4. I GOT MY VOTERS CARD DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF REGISTRATION, AM GOING TO VOTE FOR UPND, BECAUSE I DON’T LIKE REGRETING AFTER DOING SOMETHING.

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  5. @ Kaizer what do you mean you agree with your brother’s “ass..”?
    So expect Nshindano to bend over for Lusambo? Atase..

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  6. Nostra keep that dirty business of gayism far away there in diaspora. We don’t want abominations here in Zambia.

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  7. Well done ECZ. Zambians should let professionals do their work. ECZ will extend the voter registration but they can not tell Zambians now knowing the attitude that Zambians have to always relax till the last day. ECZ will announce the extension on December 12 but it will not be an indefinite extension as hallucinated by the under5.

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  8. PF will always play catch-up with the intuition and foresight thinking of H H. For the last 5 years he warned PF government to be prudent in securing loans, vindicated with default and failure to pay loans, an embarrassment to Zambia. Few weeks ago, he stated voter registration need to be extended to avoid disenfranchising majority Zambians, KZ spewed insults as a birthright, its caught up with them – PF is capitulating now and out of shame of KZ affirms that assessment. HH is being vindicated. “Kusamvela anazipeza nkwangwa ili mu mutu”.

  9. These foooools when everyone was telling ECZ to extend this period they thought people were stupid now their little has lamentably failed now this bouncer Bowman is calling for an extension.

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  10. Yesterday some PF bootlickers here were ‘telling off’ HH for demanding an extension to the registration. Today they are agreeing with Lusambo. It tells you that they attack individuals from baseless stands because of their preconceived hatred. Two people will say the same thing, but they will agree with one and condemn the other because they are from the opposition. No principles, no objectivity, no clue, no vision.

  11. There is no doubt that till date ECZ did a commendable job, but they must extend the date as still there are people who haven’t register as a voter.

  12. Even because of Covid-19, some people are still scared to be at a crowded place and long queues outside registration centers were not ready to finish

  13. Indeed, people cannot able to cast their vote if they fail to register as a voter. ECZ must consider extending the exercise.

  14. It’s not anybody’s fault, ECZ is working 24 hours and because of their hard work, they manage to achieve 4.3 million voters in less period of time. And, if they extend for a few more days then I am sure they will achieve million more voters.

  15. HARDLY ANY PEOPLE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO VOTE IN RURAL AREAS DUE TO CONNECTIVITY ISSUES, NOT ENOUGH STAFF TO REGISTER VOTERS, IN ONE WARD OUT OF 7,000 VOTERS 425 MANAGED TO REGISTER,,,,,,,,,,,, ELECTIONS ALREADY BEING RIGGED BY NOT ALLOWING/EXTENDING THE VOTER REGISTRATION PERIOD

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