Minister of Tourism and Arts, Sylvia Masebo’s disregard for authority of Returning officer annoys the Electoral Commission of Zambia.

The Electoral Commission of Zambia ECZ has strongly condemned Minister of Tourism and Arts Sylvia Masebo, for disregarding the authority of Returning officer during yesterday’s nomination for the Kapiri Mposhi parliamentary by-elections.
ECZ public relations manager, Chris Akufuna, says that all stakeholders were briefed on the requirement of the 400 meters rule, a day before the nomination date.
Mr. Akufuna explained that PF cadres where peacefully seated 400 meters away from the nomination centre, until Ms. Masebo’s entourage arrived and she ordered PF cadres to overrun the nomination centre, despite the returning officer explaining further on the matter.
This is contained in a press statement made available to Breeze News.
He says that Ms. Masebo’s behaviour amounts to an electoral offence.
Mr. Akufuna has therefore, urged all political leaders, cadres and stakeholders to respect electoral rules in the country.
He says that all Zambians must respect the election laws without exception.

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