The Anti-Voter Apathy Project (AVAP)has commended Zambians for turning out in large numbers to vote in Thursday’s general elections and referendum.
AVAP Executive Director Richwell Mulwani said it is pleasing to note that Zambia has recorded a high voter turnout during this year’s elections.
Speaking to ZANIS in a telephone interview in Lusaka today, Mr Mulwani said that his organization is overwhelmed by the large numbers of Zambians that turned out to cast their votes.
Mr. Mulwani said that this year’s elections have shown how serious the Zambian people are in exercising their rights and choosing leaders of their choice.
He also commended the Zambia Police for working round the clock during the voting period and urged the law enforcement agencies to continue ensuring that peace prevails .
He further asked the general public that in the event of a re run, they should again turn up in numbers and cast their votes until a winner is declared.
Mr. Mulwani appealed to the general public to remain calm and wait for the final results from the Electoral Commission of Zambia.
And former Foundation for Democratic Process (FODEP) Executive Director Mcdonald Chipenzi said that the high turnout of voters is inspiring.
Mr. Chipenzi, now an election expert further said that the high turnout of people shows that Zambians appreciate the democratic dispensation prevailing in the country.