Evangelical Youth Alliance to deploy 5,000 election monitors

Mulobezi, Malambo , Petauke

The Evangelical Youth Alliance (EYA) says it will deploy 5,000 election monitors in all the 156 constituencies during the August 11 general elections.

Speaking in Lusaka today, EYA President Moses Lungu said that the youths will be deployed in all polling stations as a way of enhancing youth participation in electoral process and governance system.
Rev Lungu added that the monitoring is also meant to enhance checks and balances and credibility in the ballot counting and announcement of results by the electoral commission of Zambia.
He stressed that his organisation’s mandate is to protect the will of the Zambian people which will be reflected in the outcome of the general elections and referendum vote.
Rev Lungu has since appealed to all registered voters to turn up in large numbers to vote in the General elections and Referendum.
And speaking at the same occasion, Citizen Coalition President Gregory Chifire observed that this year’s general elections are unique because they will be held alongside the referendum.
Mr Chifire added that this year’s election will affirm the greatness of Zambia as a beacon of peace world over, having held peaceful elections over the years.
Mr Chifire urged Zambians to turn up in great numbers to vote yes in the referendum as well as in the general elections to ensure that President Edgar Lungu is re-elected.