- “Mr Hichilema’s denial to accept the account of 2016 elections and sustained attacks on ECZ is worrisome and one wonders what he is planning because these are very dangerous traits,” he said.
By PETER SICHALI
UPND Leader Hakainde Hichilema propaganda against the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) is retrogressive and has potential to cause chaos ahead of the 2021 general elections, Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) president Andrew Ntewewe has said.
Mr Ntewewe said claims by Mr Hichilema that ECZ has agreed to aid PF rig the 2021 elections are dangerous and a source of anarchy.
Mr Ntewewe said Mr Hakainde Hichilema’s behavior shows arrogance of wealth thinking like Trump who thinks everyone like a price.
“Mr Hichilema’s denial to accept the account of 2016 elections and sustained attacks on ECZ is worrisome and one wonders what he is planning because these are very dangerous traits,” he said.
He said it was clear that Mr Hichilema and the UPND are hell bent on scandalizing the Commission.
“Such comments coming from someone contesting next year’s elections are very dangerous and retrogressive. It is a source of anarchy. It seems Mr Hichilema and his party are bent on scandalizing the ECZ which is not right, “Mr Hichilema said.
Mr Ntewewe said ECZ does not decide which person wins the elections but the Zambian people.
“The winner of elections in Zambia is determined by the Zambian people, ECZ simply manages the elections. It’s like HH and the UPND are having issues with the Commission which is unfortunate, “ Mr Ntewewe said.
Mr Ntewewe said YALI has noted with dismay that the international community and the Church who are paying a lot of attention on Zambian elections have seen nothing wrong with an individual who has not accepted the outcome of 2016 general elections.
“We have noted with dismay that the Church and the international commission which is paying so much attention on Zambian elections does not see anything wrong with an individual who has refused to accept the outcome of the 2016 elections,“ he said.
Mr Hichilema has accused the ECZ of breeding seed of chaos in the manner they are handling the electoral process. He accused the ECZ of agreeing to aid PF to rig 2021 elections