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Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Ongoing nullification of electoral seats strong indication that Zambia’s electoral system is flawed

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Golden Party of Zambia GPZ president Jackson Silavwe says the ongoing nullification of parliamentary and local government seats is a strong indication that Zambia’s electoral system and process is flawed and needs urgent attention.

Mr. Silavwe notes that unfortunately, not even the legal system can remedy the electoral system and process.

He said it is fundamentally erroneous and does not represent the uniqueness of the nation nor a now Zambian.

” Zambia’s electoral system and process is characterised by; Uninformed voters. Most of our voters are ignorant of the roles of an MP or indeed a councillor. Most voters regard an MP as a ‘father’ or ‘mother’ to meet their needs,” he said.

” Political pettiness. Our politics are riddled with violence, intolerance and insults powered by a scandal loving voter or populace. Politicians and their followers think that for them to ascend, they must destroy their fellows. Politics is a source of income and not a vehicle to improve and advance our society. Zambian politics is highly monetised from nominations, campaigns to keeping a seat,” Mr. Silavwe said.

He adds tha a flawed system and process cannot produce good results for the common advancement of any society.

“The result is a vicious cycle that puts it’s occupants in slow motion reverse gear. Golden Party of Zambia (GPZ), calls on the Government to release a roadmap on Constitutional, Institutional and Governance reforms so that Zambian’s can be afforded an opportunity to fix this broken electoral system and process for all,” He said.

12 COMMENTS

  1. During run up to the general elections a lot of things were raised against the ECZ and most of them were dismissed without being addressed now those concerns are catching up with nullification of many seats help by PF. It was clear that the PF compromised the ECZ and were sure of winning using the system and under hand methods now we are where we are because the ECZ served the PF interests. Its better to make drastic changes at ECZ so that we can start a fresh. We saw the behavior of ECZ Management and it had take collective efforts of patriotic Zambians to stop the rot at ECZ.

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  2. Never heard of this party before. Now on election malpractice… one losing Upnd candidate bought beer for everyone in the bar during campaigns. Come elections he lost and has petitioned the out come. People don’t see his actions as corrupt simply because he lost the election.

  3. What happens in political circles in a reflection of the Zambian way of life. It’s only that we pay more attention to politicians. Many churches are riddled with scandals, many average Zambians are not honest in their business engagements hence the adage “If you want to lose Zambian friends, just lend them money”. Zambians can throw a parte and drink the whole night but all big buyers won’t reveal their source of income and nobody cares. Our horny lecturers award grades using their dicks. Is there anything that functions well and efficiently in Zambia? I don’t think so. So let’s just accept that it’s our way of life. It’s only wrong when somebody else is doing it. Havasco Hadagama might even outshine Jemasoni is his travels.

  4. Edgar China Lungu corrupted the entire system. Not enough, because he still lost. But the MP’s which were elected for PF are now bearing the brunt. They should all go, none of them has won in an honest way! And yes there were questions about the ECZ, but I think they did an honest and transparent job and should be commended!

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  5. If this is true then PF was right the elections where nit free and fair. PF won the elections. See things that where happening in southern, western and North Western province!!!!. No one from PF was allowed to monitor counting of ballot papers were done in the bush

  6. And stup!d KZ, don’t start complaining because Edgar China Lungu appointed all the judges and ECZ bozos – and you STILL lost! Either the UPND victory was so enormous, or the bribe that Edgar China Lungu paid all those people was too little! Probably both! Hahaha Kikikiki hehehe hohoho!

  7. If you pay too much attention to detail, no poll under the sun can be said to be free and fair.
    The bearest minimum of good understanding is that you get know that the loser always has to fight to the end. In 2016 and 2020 America gave a dose of how democracy can be monster. You don’t need baby and cadre judges to administer justice just after election.
    If PF petioned the election in SP, WP and NWP, you would have a rerun necessitated by electoral corruption in these regions.
    Mwalibadelela ba ECZ.

  8. That is but half the explanation. Ongoing nullification of electoral seats is also a strong indication that Zambia’s judicial system is flawed. It only rules according to whois in State House. Like The Police force and Media the electoral system likes working for the appointing authority. This is not a great discovery that I have made. The whole world knows that human beings are bootlickers who like pleasing anyone in power. That is why if you want to prevent the muppet show you must have a powerful constitution and powerful citizens like John Sangwa to ensure it works.

  9. That is but half the explanation. One can also say that Ongoing nullification of electoral seats is a strong indication that Zambia’s judicial system is flawed. It only rules according to whois in State House. Like The Police force and Media the electoral system likes working for the appointing authority. This is not a great discovery that I have made. The whole world knows that human beings are bootlickers who like pleasing anyone in power. That is why if you want to prevent the muppet show you must have a powerful constitution and powerful citizens like John Sangwa to ensure it works.

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