Inspector-General of Police Kakoma Kanganja has urged regulating officers to ensure that no political activity is undertaken by any member of the Patriotic Front (PF) and the United Party for National Development (UPND) in Mpulungu, Lusaka, Namwala, and Nakonde districts as directed by the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ).
Mr. Kanganja has further guided that no notification of any intended public political activities by the affected parties should be entertained or acknowledged by the Zambia police in the mentioned districts.
“Additionally, police officers should ensure that no political party undertakes roadshows as all such activities have been suspended by the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ),” he said.
He has since urged police officers to ensure strict compliance to the directive and make sure that the number of members conducting door to door campaigns does not exceed three people the per group.
Mr. Kanganja has further guided that any political party that will deliberately defy the guidelines given by the Electoral Commission of Zambia should be dealt with accordingly.
Campaigns suspension is healthy for Zambia but Lungu will continue campaigning under the disguise of “two days working visits”
Its not fair to stop HH from carrying out his popular Road Shows while allowing ECL to continue with his Road Shows disguised as working visits to Provinces. International Election Monitors and Observers can now see that with ECL as President of Zambia its impossible to hold free,fair,credible and peaceful Elections. PF Cadres, Militias and Vigilantes are the Perpetrators of this Violence. These Elections are already rigged and will be disputed. Unless PF withdraws from Townships and Streets these unruly PF Cadres, Militias and Vigilantes the Elections should be declared not free, fair,credible and Peaceful. The writing is on the wall.
Kanganja should talk to his Chongwe officers: there was a MAJOR campaign by PF yesterday, and not a police officer in sight! Clearly a perfect example of partisan behaviour!
Only UPND is a loser in this pronouncement. PF is above the law.
Thank you sir. To all our members in this area we say please follow the directive and do not go against it. Be patient. We know all this is caused by the overzealous upnd motherfcukers. They always get like this close to election. They prematurely always think they are winning even before people have voted.
The comments below the CHOLA is very much disappointing because what the said is that PF and UPND has been told not to continue with roadshows in the districts mentioned. So stop lying my friend.
Its not fair to stop HH from carrying out his popular Road Shows while allowing ECL to continue with his Road Shows disguised as working visits to Provinces
Ati the biggest losers in all this is the upnd. As if these dogs in upnd were ever going to win. Even that boy hh knows he cannot win elections. He has never won a single election in his life. Not even as councillor. This means that tasila Lungu mwansa is more experienced than that motherfcuker hh.
I saw a video circulating of hh daughter graduating. I couldn’t believe that she was throwing political gestures during a graduation. The father has not instilled manners in her. Lack of class
WHAT EVER ZK , BE WISE YOUR DAYS ARE TOTALLY NUMBERED ,
YOU REMEMBER THAT DAY AND THIS I WARN MWAICHE
Guidelines are not enforceable by law. If the ECZ wants to enforce their rules they must put out a Statutory Instrument. If a person is arrested or killed by the police for defying guidelines it will be unlawful. Meanwhile, a Christian country has banned church services for one month while allowing pubs, brothels (night clubs) and taverns to operate for for 5 hours three days a week! It looks like you are more likely to catch covid with a mask and sober in church than without a mask, drinking from public glasses, drunk and picking a wo/man from a night club for a one night stand.
Mr IG please do what you can do to restore law and order in our beloved country.
We are all not above law and we should not take advantage of those who are quite.
We trust in the police and we will live to respect that too.
After probation some people go to sleep
Good job ECZ and Zambia Police.
Why is LT deleting comments on this article? LT doesnt want to hear different points of view on this conduct by the IGP!! What a platform!!
This election won’t be free and fair. Indicators are already there. PF are campaigning out there. Even if the constitution does not allow for the postponement of election day I think the best move is to postpone it to the end of October and am sure by that time there will be almost no corona in the country due to the heat. At that time there will be no excuse because every party will have been availed ample time to campaign
Why HH followers compare HH’s rallies with President Lungu’s work visits??? They must know that special security is given to the Head of the State and his subordinators make sure that the prevention guidelines are strictly followed!
The ruling party doesn’t need to conduct any political activity as their incredible work is enough to get the maximum votes from the citizens.
Anybody who crushes the protocols must throw in jail. And in the end, we will realize that majority of arrested cadres are from UPND!
There are zero percent chances for Hichilema to win the August 12, elections. He along with his team just trying to create unnecessary news content so that they will remain in the headlines all the time.
The desperation of #Bally to win the elections is clearly seen. He is going to any extent, crossing every limit to grab the power. They have even burned their own pullovers and billboards, hurt PF cadres, and blamed the ruling party.
Political killings are in the blood of UPND. History has witnessed all the violence, crimes, every peace damaging activities are conducted under Hichilema.
Dr. Edgar Lungu is a Republican President Of Zambia! No President will breach the protocols and destroy his own country’s peace. HH is a Zambian Trump, all violating activities are linked to him only.
UPND is the most violent and cunning group, and we are scared of them! It is not in power still imposing their dictator nature, wonder what will they do if HH wins the Presidential elections? Zambians please vote wisely!
UPND is the super spreader of the deadly disease. They crushed the covid-19 protocols, no mask, no social distancing, nothing was followed during the campaign rallies. This grabbed the attention of ECZ and ordered a ban on all political activities.
True Zambians have already made up their mind. The majority of us are voting for tremendous development across the country, we are voting for #ECL!
From #15 to #24 what do you want to achieve by propagating lies and falsehoods and being ONE person in many places writing all manner of nonsense forgetting the BIG picture of our children and their children to fight for their future now because if PF is allowed to rule again, Zambia will become worse than Zimbabwe. We need to elect men and women who mean well for mother Zambia. It starts with a man like HH. This man will restore Zambia’s pride again, our economy will begin to flourish, there will be rule of law in place, no thuggery of any kind, children will be going to school and no child will be left behind as George Bush once stated. We need to rethink no thinking the CHIBUKU way. Muka kolewa with bribed money is short lived. Think deeply guys about the future of the country. PF were…
From #15 to #24 what do you want to achieve by propagating lies and falsehoods and being ONE person in many places writing all manner of nonsense forgetting the BIG picture of our children and their children to fight for their future now because if PF is allowed to rule again, Zambia will become worse than Zimbabwe. We need to elect men and women who mean well for mother Zambia. It starts with a man like HH. This man will restore Zambia’s pride again, our economy will begin to flourish, there will be rule of law in place, no thuggery of any kind, children will be going to school and no child will be left behind as George Bush once stated. We need to rethink not thinking the CHIBUKU way. Muka kolewa with bribed money is short lived. Think deeply guys about the future of the country.
PF were given a mandate and they lamentably and visibly failed. So why cling to power…? Vote for Change. Vote HH. Chapwa!
Another Dizzy Rascal
The problem with the opposition is that they equate themselves to the head of state. The head of state cannot just sit down because it is election campaign time. Whether or not roadshow campaigns are allowed, the head of state has to do his work.
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