Opinion

OPINION | ECZ MEETS POLITICAL PARTY LEADERS

Lusaka ~ Thur, 08 Oct 2020

The Electoral Commission of Zambia is currently meeting leaders of political parties and secretary generals to iron out several issues that have arisen regarding its operations.
It’s impressive to see representatives of leaders of the country’s two major political parties – UPND and PF – in attendance. President Edgar Lungu and Mr Hakainde Hichilema are in one room!
As long as you’re a leader of a registered political party or grouping, you’re expected to a part of today’s very important meeting which will forge the way forward ahead of the 2021 general elections.
The Electoral Commission of Zambia is currently undertaking a critical exercise of pre registering voters online and will soon launch physical voter registration. The process will ultimately lead to the creation of a new voters register.
But some opposition and civil society organisations have objected to this progressive exercise for reasons many people fail to understand. In fact, State Counsel John Sangwa is even on record advising Zambians to pre-register and wait for the physical exercise to collect their cards. State Counsel Sangwa, who many see as a UPND sympathiser, has differed with the opposition party on this score and has clearly stated that he has no reason to doubt the credibility of the current exercise being undertaken by ECZ.
Therefore, it would have been childish and silly for some cry babies to stay away from a meeting where they will have an opportunity to clarify whatever pending issues they have with ECZ. These cry babies in politics have a tendency of holding themselves out as more superior than others and some kamulya weka parties choose also feel the same way too because of some self-created importance.
The opposition must realise that being in opposition does not mean opposing anything and everything, including good programmes being undertaken by government and its institutions. Doing that actually renders one irrelevant on the political scene.
As long as they continue to behave in a childish manner, most of them will never taste power; the top office will keep eluding them.

 

9 Comments

  1. Lucky

    Very important that UPND migrate from from being cry babies to mature responsible opposition, otherwise they will lose their relevance!

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  2. Nshilinama

    Because of being cry babies their party is still unborn it’s 5months in pregnancy we don’t if it’s a boy or a girl that will be born. It will take another 20years for people to know this party leadership is childish under 5years politicians with napkins

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  3. TTT_1980

    CHRIS PHIRI , USELESS ARTICLE. YOU SEE ECZ IS EMPLOYED BY PEOPLE OF ZAMBIA AND NOT PF. THAT IS WHERE YOU MISS THE POINT. PF THINKS THEY CAN INTIMIDATE ALL INTO SUBMISSION. LETS WAIT AND SEE

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  4. Bbbbbb

    All points raised are relevant to a well meaning Zambian, No need to blame the opposition president’s. Ecz must work for the people of zambai not for any political party.

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  5. Kaizer ZeZulu

    I started to read this article with an open mind until the journalist put in his two cents. @Chris Phiri, you are supposed to be impartial. Allow us to form our own opinion(s). This is lousy reporting on your part. Any fool can clearly tell where your loyalties lie. FUK OFF iwe ka reporter ka njala.

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  6. Joe Sino

    Seer 1 In Zambia

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  7. JMS

    Its unfortunate I think we should start loan taking online because a good person should do things correctly, now if you are a foreigner, nomatter how you respect yourself one day we will see your characters because now you sim to be a family member.

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  8. Sosa B

    Chris panyo pako

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  9. Kanfonzl

    Panyo pa lungu nabamene bamusapota

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