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Consortium demand for the nullification of Kabwata election

By GIDEON NYENDWA 

The consortium of political parties has demanded for the nullification of the Kabwata by-election citing various illegalities that characterized the polling day.

 Zambia Republican Party (ZRP) leader Wright Musoma claimed that the election was not free and fair.

Mr Musoma said as a consortium, they were concerned about the power failure that occurred in Kabwata immediately after vote counting began.

He said that it was a scandal to have a power failure when a serious undertaking like an election was going on.

Mr Musoma said it was difficult to call the results of the Kabwata by-election legitimate when there was a power fair, some monitors from the Patriotic Front were chased from the polling stations, violence that was recorded that day and the claim by the Democratic Party candidate that his vote went missing.

And Citizens Democratic Party (CDP) president Robert Mwanza said that the categorizing of the Kabwata by-election by the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) to be free and fair was a laughable matter.

Mr Mwanza said that ECZ was supposed to be on the ground so that they could be getting firsthand information of what was happening on the ground on the polling day.

Meanwhile New Congress Party (NCP) president Peter Chanda has called on the chairperson for Zambia Center for Interparty Dialogue (ZCID) to engage the four church mother bodies to commerce talks with President Hakainde Hichilema so that the summit of presidents that was supposed to happen last time should reconvene.

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