Political parties urged to observe electoral code

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Political parties urged to observe electoral code

Kawambwa, January 13, 2015, ZANIS—Kawambwa District Electoral Officer Jovax Ngoma has implored political party members in the area to observe the electoral code of conduct on dress code as they vote on January 20 next week.

Mr Ngoma has warned political party members to avoid putting on their regalia as they go to cast their votes in the presidential by-election on Tuesday January 20 2015 to elect a new Republican President who will replace the late President Michael Sata.

ZANIS reports that Mr Ngoma warned that wearing political party regalia such as chitenges, T- shirts and head gear on the polling day was against the Electoral Code of Conduct.

Mr Ngoma was speaking recently when he addressed political party officials, the Police, election observers and the media during a briefing ahead of 20th January, 2015 presidential election at WIZA Lodge in Kawambwa.

He has also urged all political parties to avoid violence and removing of the Presidential candidates’ posters saying as this amounted to a criminal offence.

Mr Ngoma said the cases against electoral conduct vary adding that they however carry a fine of imprisonment or both cautioning political party supporters to be extra careful.

He emphasized on the need by the members or supporters of the various political parties to abide by the electoral code of conduct to avoid problems.

Meanwhile, Mr Ngoma has urged media personnel to ensure they are accredited before the presidential election so that they can be allowed to monitor the polls on Tuesday next week.

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