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FORMER - PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu introducing PF candidate for Chilanga Constituency Maria Langa to the electorate in Chimanja ward yesterday. PICTURE: SALIM HENRY/STATE HOUSE

CSOs, PSs campaigned for PF – ECZ report

A REPORT by the national electoral body into last year’s general election has revealed that some senior civil servants and civil society organisations (CSOs) were involved in campaigning for the then ruling Patriotic Front (PF).
The 2021 General Election Review Report by the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) has revealed that some CSOs, permanent secretaries and district commissioners called for meetings where money and campaign materials were distributed on behalf of the PF.
Stakeholders have since recommended that the Secretary to the Cabinet sanctions civil servants who engaged in political campaigns and abuse of government resources.
Speaking during the dissemination of the report yesterday, ECZ director of electoral operations Royd Katongo said it was observed that the campaign environment was hostile and unfair as it favoured the PF.
“This was evidenced by sporadic cases of violence, use of hate speech, character assassination and CLICK TO READ MORE