Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Allow us to work professionally-ECZ

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The Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) has appealed to stakeholders to allow the Commission to work without interference.

ECZ Chief Executive Officer, Patrick Nshindano has bemoaned the continued harassment of polling staff by various political parties and other stakeholders.

Mr Nshindano has however advised stakeholders to desist from harassing polling staff and let them work professionally.

He said harassment of poll staff may delay the announcements of election results.

“You need to let all the poll staff do their job in readiness for us to announce the results within the 72 hours we have been given,” he said.

ZANIS reports that Mr Nshindano was speaking during a briefing at Mulungushi National Results Centre this morning.

13 COMMENTS

  1. So far I have nothing but admiration for the ECZ. Cool, calm and collected – well organized. I don’t think there is anybody that can complain about their work sofar! Well done.

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  2. But timekeeping is not your biggest quality! The 11:00 briefing was postponed until 12:00 hours: well it’s 13:40 hours now and not a sign!

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  3. ECZ led by you, Sir, is behaving unprofessionally. Proof is in how you personally reacted when Gary “Mazembe” in a very civilised and eloquent manner brought your attention to the mismatch in Feira results. You immediately assumed it was his party protesting when it was all the stakeholders. Who are you consulting with being closed doors? The writing is on the wall. Desist already and do the right thing, Kry.

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  4. ECZ under this management is not adequately professional. A professional ECZ would come to report back on the same media why they are not able to give results update at 12 hrs as promised during press briefing. Why should a public institution such as ECZ just keep people guessing reasons for the failure by ECZ to meet its own time-based promise? What is so difficult for ECZ to come and say ” Sorry we are not able to give any results update at 12hrs as promised due to this and that reason”, and then give the new time the results will be ready to be announced. This conduct of ECZ only increases the anger and frustration of people. Once ECZ conducts itself professionally and respects the promises it gives to stakeholders, they will be allowed to work professionally. Now ECZ is deliberately…

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  5. ECZ DONOT BRING FIRE ON YOURSELVES AS WE SHALL NOT ALLOW
    ANY TRICKS AT ALL, THE TRUTH IS LUNGU AND PF HAS LOST ELECTIONS , SO LET HIM CONCEED
    AND CONGULATULATE HH IF WANTS TO LET FREE , NO THIRD TERM

  6. They are busy rteying to manipulating figures.
    It’s 24hrs, we have not even gone through quarter of the results yet PVT is clear as to who is the winner.
    If pf was winning,the results would have been known by now.

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  7. It’s surprising how you take more than 24 hours to total 7m votes when everything has been counted at Polling Stations and entered in computer.

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  8. Nshindano and Chulu hasn’t apologized for messing up their numbers yesterday. They almost gave us wrong results.
    Had it not been for Nkombo and other stakeholders we would be in a mess with ECZ’s results.
    Have the decency to apologize when you are wrong

  9. ECZ has by mandate 3 days of announcing all the results…we are not even done with 48 hours. Let’s be patient

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  10. ECZ is poor at time keeping. It is very important to keep promises. The Bible says “It is better not to promise anything than to promise something and not do it.”

    Can they stick to their promises, the world is watching us failing to keep time.

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  11. Leave ECZ alone, they only become professional if results are going your way. This premature behaviour needs to stop. Allow them to work ala.

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  12. Since when did you become professionally, don’t take the people of Zambia for granted. Your actions a now bordering on treason, your pay masters will run away.
    Patience has a limits, the clock is ticking!

  13. It is in the interest of UPND to allow the process of elections to conclude without fear and intimidation. Just remember PF are being given the shock of their lives because they thought they could do whatever they wanted. UPND will have a tough time governing this country if they continue to intimidate ECZ. People are watching your behaviour and you are setting the standard.

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