The Patriotic Front PF Party in Eastern Province has refuted reports that some civil servants in Chipata are using their party’s name to engage in electoral malpractices.
PF Provincial Chairperson, Andrew Lubusha told Breeze News that there is no way the party members can sink so low to the extent of using civil servants to campaign for them.
Mr. Lubusha says the PF campaign materials are given free to its members without any condition like asking people to surrender their voter’s cards and NRC’s.
Mr. Lubusha was reacting to accusations by some people in Kapata Township that some civil servants are being forced to form women groups whose members are their wives and are promising the women to be given PF Chitenge materials if they surrender their NRC and voters cards.
Meanwhile the UPND, United Party for National Development in Eastern Province has called on ECZ, the Electoral Commission of Zambia to blacklist aspiring candidates who are making donations during campaigns, saying doing so is abrogating the electoral code of conduct.
UPND Provincial Publicity Secretary, Victor Mbuzi says electorates must know that this is the time when aspiring candidates should be telling people what they will do for them when voted into power and not making donations, which are bribes.