ZRC : Don’t Scandalise The Electoral Process

The Zambia Rainbow Coalition (ZRC) has expressed concern at the systematic attempts by some quarters of society to scandalize and undermine the country’s electoral process.
Speaking at a media briefing in Lusaka today, Coalition President Cleophas Phiri says such maneuvers will threaten national security and compromise the credibility of the electoral process.
Mr. Phiri has therefore the urged the Electoral Commission of Zambia to be steadfast and not succumb to the ill intended pressures.
He has cited the printing of ballot papers in South Africa, the parentage clause and the capability of the electoral commission to conduct free and fair elections as issues raised to undermine the electoral process by alleged enemies of the country.
Mr. Phiri has since appealed to the Civil Society organizations that will monitor this year’s elections to ensure that they vest their members with the electoral procedures and code of conduct in order to report results with professionalism, honesty and responsibility.
ZRC is a pressure group determined to defend the public good through advocacy and campaign for better laws and policies to govern the country.