United Party for National Development(UPND) Solwezi East Member of Parliament Leaky Kintu has written to the Electoral Commission of Zambia(ECZ), urging the commission to extend the voters’ registration period in Mushindamo District.
Mr Kintu fears that some citizens of Mushindamo with NRC code 29/1 may be defranchised if voters’ registration is not extended.
“As discussed telephonically, many citizens from Mushindamo District who were issued with new National Registration Cadres cannot obtain Voters Cards because the number cannot be recognised by the kit being used by the Electoral Commission of Zambia.
I am Therefore, appearing to the Chief Electoral Officer to give written instructions to the ECZ officials indicating that the commission will give an extension for the Voters’ Registration in an area where citizens with code 29/1 were being denied voter’s registration.
If no extension is given to the affected areas, individuals who were left out in mobile registration will be defranchised,” reads Mr Kintu’s letter.