THE Evangelical Youth Alliance (EYA) says its robust Parallel Voter Tabulation (PVT) in the just ended general elections tallied with the official results announced by the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ).
In a statement yesterday, EYA executive director Moses Lungu said just like indicated before the elections were held, EYA’s PVT was aimed at counterchecking the results announced by the ECZ with what its monitors had on the ground adding that there were no disparities in the records obtained by his organisation with the official results.
Rev. Lungu said through its 5000 monitors deployed across the country, his organisation established that the pre-election rumours that were peddled by some stakeholders of vote-buying and rigging were false and that the lection reflected the will of the people.
“EYA wishes to confirm that its robust PVT that it conducted in the just-ended presidential and general elections confirms that the results announced by the ECZ are accurate. As announced during our pre-election briefing, our PVT was aimed at providing checks and balances to results announced by ECZ to ensure that only authenticated results were announced to the public.
“We want to reiterate that our findings from our 5000 monitors we deployed confirm that the pre-election rumours of potential vote rigging in this year’s election that motivated the alliance to have its own independent monitors to ensure that the results relayed to the public were not altered at any point has proved that these rumours were false,” Rev. Lungu said.
He praised the United Party for National Development for putting up a good fight against the ruling party and appealed to President Lungu to embrace all those who had lost the elections.
“We therefore appeal to President Lungu to embrace all those who lost elections. We also would like to congratulate UPND for putting up a spirited fight in tis election. It is now time to reflect on what went right or wrong and build our great nation with our joint efforts,” he said.