‘’THE schemes by the Patriotic Front (PF) to attempt to rig the general elections is a sign that the ruling party has lost the confidence of Zambians and can only resort to electoral malpractice to cling to power, Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba has charged.
Mr Mwamba whom is UPND vice-president for administration has alleged that some former PF supporters had revealed that the ruling party was encouraging its cadres to obtain more than one voter cards in a bid to rig the general elections.
Mr Mwamba said the ruling party should stop fantasizing that it was going to win the general elections scheduled for 11th August because Zambians were determined to change Government and that the UPND was the only alternative.
He explained that a former PF member who has defected to the UPND had produced three voters’ cards which he acquired illegally.
Mr Mwamba who could not give the name the former PF member said such matters should not go unattended to as it could be seen that the PF had started rigging even before people started voting. He said the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) had to clarify how it was possible for one individual to have three cards. ‘’ As a party our position would be that we have to petition the ECZ, they need to explain how one person can have three voters cards under one name, ‘’ he said.