The Electoral Commission of Zambia advises traditional leaders in Petauke to stay away from partisan politics.

The Electoral Commission of Zambia ECZ has advised traditional leaders in Petauke to desist from partisan politics during any elections.
ECZ Commissioner Minerva Tembo has advised chiefs to form voter education committees at village levels so that they can assist to reduce voter apathy, which has characterized elections in the recent past.
Ms. Tembo was speaking during a sensitization meeting with traditional leaders in Petauke ahead of the parliamentary by-election for Petauke Central Constituency.
And speaking during the same meeting, Chief Mumbi of the Nsenga people said that political parties who are fond of bringing cadres from other constituencies and provinces should stop as it is a source of conflict among political parties during campaigns.
The traditional leader observed that political players did not exercise respect in the manner they send campaign messages to voters adding that character assassination were common.
Chief Mumbi also said it was unusual that political leaders visit chief’s palaces at night, which brings suspicion among community members on what goes on during such meetings.

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