UNITED Party for National Development (UPND) has written to the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) demanding the lifting of suspension of the campaigns in Kanyama Constituency.
UPND Secretary General Batuke lmenda has complained that it was not fair for the commission to have suspended their campaign activities in Kanyama Constituency shortly after making a similar decision in lkeleng’i and Sioma respectively without affording them an opportunity to be heard.
In a letter by Marshal Muchende, copied to the Attorney General Mr. Likando Kalaluka and Inspector General of Police Mr. Kakoma Kanganja, the UPND Secretary General said his party was not given an opportunity to be heard.
He said the elections had been highly skewed in favour of the ruling party at whose behest the commission had been unfairly suspending UPND political activities in the afore said constituencies without hearing their side
“Comparatively, when you suspended Dr. Chishimba Kambwili for uttering hate speech against our clients candidate, you quickly heed to the PFs outcry and lifted his suspension, but to date you have not replied to our letter of Friday, July 30, 2021 calling for you to lift the suspension of the campaigns in lkeleng’i to give our client an opportunity to be heard,” he said.
He added, “We therefore urge you to lift the suspension of our client’s political activities in lkeleng’i, Sioma and (now) Kanyama Constituencies and call upon you to host our client for an urgent meeting on Wednesday, August, 4, 2021 at your convenient time, so that they can give their side of the story.”