ZNBC response to Justice Mambilima’s election result discrepancies complaint

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ZAMBIA NATIONAL BRAODCASTING CORPORATION

PRESS STATEMENT

ELECTORAL RESULTS DISCREPANCIES

FOLLOWING THE DEVELOPMENTS THAT HAVE ARISEN REGARDING ERRONOUS ELECTION RESULTS THAT WERE BEING DISPLAYED BY ZNBC, ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD, MANAGEMENT AND STAFF OF THE ZAMBIA NATIONAL BROADCASTING CORPORATION, I WISH TO BEGIN BY STATING THAT AS A CORPORATION, WE HAVE ENDEVOURED TO FULFIL OUR CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATIONS WITH THE ELECTORAL COMMISSION OF ZAMBIA AND OUR STATUTORY MANDATE REGARDING THE ROLE OF PUBLIC MEDIA DURING ELECTIONS

I WISH TO STATE THAT IMMEDIATELY QUERIES WERE RECEIVED BY THE INSTITUTION, ZNBC HAS BEEN ACTIVELY ENGAGING THE RELEVANT STAKEHOLDERS, PARTICULARLY THE ELECTORAL COMMISSION OF ZAMBIA, TO DETERMINE THE SOURCE OF ANY PERCEIVED DISCREPANCIES. TO THIS END, THE NATION MAY WISH TO KNOW THAT BOTH THE ELECTORAL COMMISSION OF ZAMBIA AND ZNBC HAVE BEEN WORKING HAND IN HAND IN THIS DIAGNOSTIC PROCESS, AND TO THIS END, THE DIRECTOR GENERAL MR RICHARD MWANZA HAS BEEN ENGAGING WITH THE ECZ CHAIRPERSON, JUSTICE IREEN MAMBILIMA, AS LATE AS THIS AFTERNOON.

TO THIS END, I WISH TO INFORM THE NATION THAT A COMPREHENSIVE STATEMENT REGARDING THE ISSUES RAISED HEREIN WILL BE GIVEN AS SOON AS THE PROCESSES ARE COMPLETED WITH THE ELECTORAL COMMISSION OF ZAMBIA.

I WISH TO ALSO STATE THAT AS A CORPORATION, WE ARE TREATING THIS MATTER WITH THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF ATTENTION IT DESERVES AND ARE CONFIDENT THAT IT WILL SOON REACH ITS LOGICAL CONCLUSION.

I THANK YOU.

Dr JOHN M. MULWILA, SC
BOARD CHAIRPERSON

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