ECZ campaign ban unfair, says UNIP


THE Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) must exclude political parties that are not engaged in violence during the ban on campaigns in Lusaka and Namwala, says aspiring Kanyama UNIP candidate Charles Mwewa.

Mr Mwewa said it was unfair to ban all the political parties when ECZ was aware of the culprits engaged in violence.

He said it was unfortunate that some political parties were only active in violent acts at the expense of selling their campaign messages to the electorate.

Mr Mwewa said UNIP was an old party that wanted to see a peaceful Zambia and was saddened by the current spate of violence that characterised the campaign period.

He wondered what some leaders would offer to the people of Zambia should they be given chance to rule the country.

“UNIP is a peaceful party that wants to see Zambia a peaceful and stable country, and it is sad that violence had led to the ban of campaigns which is not fair especially to us the bearers of peace and unity,” he said.

Mr Mwewa said he would continue to stand with the people of Zambia at grassroots level to ensure they felt the benefits should he be given the chance to represent them in Parliament.

“Our priority is to ensure we reach the demands of people through education, health and sanitation and these are some of the major roles awaiting me,” he said.

He said it was shameful that after 50 years of independence Zambia was still experiencing politics of violence at the expense of uniting the nation.

Mr Mwewa said ECZ should have dealt with the parties that were involved in violence so that other political parties continued to preach peace and unity.

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