By KALOBWE BWALYA
WE have deployed enough police officers on the ground to maintain law and order throughout the voting process at all polling stations in the Kabwata Parliamentary by-election, Inspector General of Police, Lemmy Kajoba has said.
Mr Kajoba has advised all political players to adhere to the provisions of the Electoral Process Act and other related pieces of legislation.
He said the Police command have deployed enough police officers on the ground to maintain law and order throughout the voting process at all polling stations.
“With regard to policing elections, it is our duty to create a safe and secure environment for all participating electoral stakeholders irrespective of their political affiliation or organisations.
Mr. Kajoba said police will not tolerate illicit practices such as political violence and other electoral related offences.
“It is gratifying to mention that so far we have not recorded any political violence or malpractice related case as campaigns by all political party players have been going on peacefully and incident free;” said Mr. Kajoba.
He has commended the political parties taking part in the by-election for exhibiting high levels of maturity, tolerance and respect for the law.
Mr. Kajoba reminded the public that it is the duty and responsibility of every individual to see to it that peace prevails at all times in every election.