FODEP calls for calm ahead of the Mangango by- election tomorrow

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The Foundation for Democratic Process (FODEP) has called for calm and peaceful polls as campaigns ahead of the Mangango by elections come to a close and voters prepare to cast their vote tomorrow Tuesday, August, 19.

FODEP has also appealed to aggrieved parties in Mangango in view of the alleged harassment of their members for their understanding and restraint.

FODEP Executive Director MacDonald Chipenzi urged aggrieved parties not to create opportunities for the justification of a cancellation of the vote but ensure that all windows of such thoughts are sealed up by being peaceful throughout the process.

Mr Chipenzi further called on the people of Mangango to use their vote wisely saying time for them to make an informed choice has come.

The FODEP Executive Director said this in a statement made available to ZANIS in Lusaka today.

”You listened to all the aspirants and now is time to elect a representative who will effectively represent you in and outside Parliament”, he said.

He encouraged the residents to turn up en masse tomorrow and cast their vote peacefully without fear or favour.

Mr Chipenzi advised the electorates not to get concerned with the gifts and charities being extended to them freely by participating political parties because their vote was secret.

He also urged law enforcement agencies to reclaim their professionalism and public confidence by applying the law fairly regardless of the people involved.

Mr Chipenzi further counselled contestants to remain steadfast and ensure that a loss or a win is not the end in itself.

He said any loss should be accounted as a blessing to help them prepare for the 2016 tripartite elections.

Mr Chipenzi stressed that his organization will monitor the polls and feed the nation with its findings thereafter.