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PeP says Zambia’s electoral process intact

By SIMON MUNTEMBA

THE credibility of the electoral process in Zambia is intact despite some political parties and their aligned civil society organisations trying to spread lies, says the Patriots for Economic Progress (PeP).

PeP president, Sean Tembo said the ongoing physical and online voter verification exercise by the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) towards the August 12 general elections was not only transparent but accurate.

Mr Tembo said it was sad that concerted efforts were being expended to undermine the electoral process by some political parties and their aligned CSOs.

He said it was his hope that the concerted efforts to undermine the electoral process were not meant to set the stage for post-election chaos and conflict, should the opposition lose the general elections.

“We have noted with regret that some political parties, supported by some civil society organisations, have continued in their quest to undermine this year’s general elections by falsely painting the entire process as flawed and rigged,” Mr Tembo said.

He added: “They have even gone to the extent of writing a letter of complaint to the African Union and Southern African Development Community to this effect.”

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