2)–ECZ elated by peaceful campaigns

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ECZ elated by peaceful campaigns

Monze, December 24,  ZANIS….The Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) in Monze district says campaigns for the presidential elections slated for January 20 2014 are going on smoothly in the area.

In an interview with ZANIS today District Electoral Officer Tryson Chunga said so far the conflict Resolution committee of the Commission has not received any complaints from political parties and other stakeholders concerning the campaigns.

He observed that there are also no reports of removal of campaign materials for the all political parties participating in the election adding that it was an indication that all the parties were adhering to the  electoral code of conduct.

“I can confidently say that so far campaigns in the district have been peaceful without any incidences of violence or removal of campaign materials for all political parties and to us this indicates that the campaigns are going on well in the district,” said Mr. Chunga.

“ And I wish to advise all the political parties campaigning to continue observing the electoral code of conduct so that we can have a free and fair poll in the district,” he added.

He pointed out that that all the election officers that have been recruited and deployed were thoroughly scrutinized to ensure that they are non-partisan in a bid to conduct a free and fair presidential poll.

Mr. Chunga who is also Monze Council Secretary said all the 22 Voter Education Facilitators (VEFs) have since been deployed in the 22 wards and were conducting their voter education activities.

Meanwhile, Mr. Chunga has appealed to the electorates who lost their voters cards to replace them in the three constituency centers created in the district.

“I want to urge all those who lost or had their voters cards defaced to go to the nearest centers were replacements will be done in the three constituencies,” Mr. Chunga said.

“ I must also ,mention here that  voters who lost their cards should simply go to the police station  to get a free police report and then come with their  Green National Registration ration Cards (NRC) to the nearest centre to get a new one,” he added.

Monze District has three constituencies and a total of 22 wards.