Thursday, February 22, 2024

NDC advises ECZ Chief Electoral Officer Patrick Nshindano to Resign to Save Face

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By Kennedy Siyanda Lusaka Province NDC Chairman

As NDC Lusaka Province we wish to comment on the latest statement by ECZ Spokesperson Sylvia Bwalya exonerating her office from any involvement in the issuance of voter’s cards to youths below the age of 18 years.

Bwalya claims that the photos circulating on social media were doctored to tarnish the good image of the ECZ.

As NDC, we strongly disagree with ECZ for trying to hoodwink the general public that it has no knowledge about underage youths accessing voters’ cards in PF strongholds. We wish to advise Bwalya that in this era of Smartphones and social media, there is almost nothing secret.

Bwalya must be reminded that PF cadres have shown extreme desperation to win the 2021 Elections and in doing so they have compelled the ECZ to issue voters’ cards to underage youths.

We also wish to advise Bwalya, that the ECZ has no credibility at all. The ECZ lost credibility in 2016 when Chairperson Justice Esau Chulu helped President Edgar Lungu to win those elections.

Chulu announced fake results from Chitulika Constituency which is non-existent. The reality is that Chitulika is a Polling Station in Muchinga Province.

In addition, Chulu announced results in Lundazi Constituency which were more than the number of registered voters.

As NDC Lusaka province, we warned Patrick Kryticous Nshindano that he risked tarnishing his reputation by accepting the position of Chief Electoral Officer. While we understand the financial rewards involved, we have been vindicated because Nshindano’s reputation has been grossly tarnished. Nshindano is now taking the blame for messing up the entire Voter Registration Exercise resulting in national complaints.

Nshindano and not Chulu is the one who is being blamed for the mess. Therefore, we are urging Nshindano to save his little credibility by resigning from this mess which poses a serious risk to national security.

In case Nshindano is not aware, Zambians including the underage youths induced by PF are registering as voters not to oppose the opposition but to vote out the PF for creating an economic crisis.

Zambians are spending over five (5) hours lining up to get the voters cards as a tool to fix the Lungu administration.

Nshindano, we have warned you, resign now.

13 COMMENTS

  1. It’s important that all political players are sober in their statements and deeds. The ECZ, just like the DPP rely on 3rd parties to execute their functions. Elections aren’t for active politicians alone but all Zambians that include Jehova’s Witnesses as well. We can’t build these institutions if all we do is to find faults in them and call for individuals to resign. There was Dan Kalale, then Priscilla Isaacs and now Nshindano and political Parties are still calling for the resignation of officers. How will that help solve challenges at ECZ, surely if the problems were to do with the Director that could’ve been solved with the departure of Dan Kalale. Let’s engage the ECZ in a sober manner and try to understand their problems. That’ll benefit all of us

  2. Typical of Kambwili party. People may recall that Kambwili wanted to deport all diplomats from the major western countries when he was, by mistake, appointed minister of foreign affairs by late Sata. He was promptly removed from that ministry. So for Kambwili assigning blame is his forte. ECZ is a big entity. Without a sizeable budget they can’t do much.

  3. QUESHONI…
    When one is incarcerated or thrown in prison do they carry their NRC with them or do they leave it at home with their relatives, who keeps a prisoners NRC? IF THEY DON’T KEEP THIER NRC s in prisons and as requirement one supposed to carry their NRC when going to register as a voter, how will this requirement be fulfilled?

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  4. Lies, and more lies will not make you win elections bwana provincial ndc. It took me less than seven minutes to obtain my voter’s card recently.

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  5. Leave the man of Intergrity Nshidano ba NDC and UPND.He is so competent for the job.He is doing the best.people like imwe .Chipezi and UPND NGOs want to bring confusion.We gonna use new register.Ba Kaizer Make noise so that PF register thousand in our strong holds.if it means to go and camp there please do. Chancellors and MPS should be put to task every day to see that they register people in their wards and constituencies.
    Give them targets .We need to compete with southern votes coz 99% will register there.

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  6. NSHINDANO AND HIS TEAM ARE A LET DOWN. WE STILL HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE TO REGISTER AND WHY NOT ANNOUNCE THE EXTENTION PERIOD? INFACT THE SYSTEM BROUGHT IN BY THE ECZ IS A COMPLICATED ONE WHICH I AM DOUBTIFUL IF WE SHALL DO THE ELECTIONS OF 9MILLION IN ONE DAY.
    NB: YOU WILL DISCOVER THAT THE NRC: NUMBER AND THE FINGER PRINTS ARE NOT ON THE VOTER’S CARD MEANING IT SHALL BE DIFFICULTY TO IDENTINFY THE NAMES EG, MULENGA CHANDA, GRACE MWAPE, MUSONDA CHARLES, JOHN PHIRI – WHAT CAN DIFERENCIATES THE NAMES ARE NRCs BUT IN THIS CASE THEY ARE NOT THEIR WHAT WILL HAPPEN WITH THIS ALREADY LET DOWN SYSTEM OF NETWORK OR CMPUTERS?

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  7. PF just has to go. Have they improved the economy, the answer is NO, inflation is a big double digit, all the reserves which MMD left in decent numbers are gone, GDP is in negative, unemployment is at its highest and nobody is talking about it, the youths are being promised empowerment in the ninth year of PF rule knowing that elections are coming, The economy has been in decline for a long time even before Covid as outlined by immediate past Bank of Zambia governor. Borrowing was done without due care. Country has been declared a junk status by respected international rating agencies. And you want to be back on the ballot?

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  8. ECZ are too Zambian, extremely slow. Worse is there fvcking meetings, extremely boring. Especially that Sylvia, start with introductions, playing with phone, speaking see slow. I have never heard voice of Nshindano umitekele nfine, can’t stand those boring meetings.
    Be more faster please.

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