Nchelenge receives ballot papers

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Nchelenge receives ballot papers

Nchelenge, January 15, 2015, ZANIS…Nchelenge district in Luapula province has received its allocation of ballot papers for the January 20, 2015 presidential election.

The truck carrying the ballot papers for Nchelenge constituency arrived at the Civic Centre just before 09: 00 hours this morning amid tight security by the police. 

Nchelenge Constituency has 66 polling stations and 98 poll streams with a total of 58, 198 registered voters.

The arrival of the ballot papers and the verification was witnessed by political party representation from the ruling Patriotic Front (PF), NAREP and UNIP.

The Zambia Police was also at hand to witness the arrival and verification of the ballot papers at the Civic Centre.

And political party representatives have hailed the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) for engaging stakeholders at every stage of the election circle.

The PF’s Victor Chansa said the ECZ has demonstrated impartiality and professionalism from the printing up to the distribution of the ballot papers and that the electoral body deserves to be commended.

Meanwhile, UNIP representative Thadeos Kafula said the ECZ has put in place credible mechanisms to ensure free and fair elections. 

The forthcoming presidential election have been necessitated by the death of  Zambia’s Fifth Republican President Michael Sata on 28 October last year.

Eleven presidential candidates are jostling for Zambia’s presidency in the January 20, 2015 election slated for Tuesday next week.