We will suspend all political party campaigns, if violence continues, says ECZ

THE Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) has sounded a stern warning to political parties that it would close the campaign period before the stated date if parties involved failed to restrain their cadres from engaging in violent activities.

ECZ public relations manager Cris Akufuna has told Mwebantu that the Commission under Section 28 of Electoral Process Act no 35 of 2016 had powers to suspend all political party campaigns if political parties continued to engage in political violence.

Mr. Akufuna added that Section 110 of Electoral Process Act empowered the Commission powers to disqualify a political party or candidate in breach of the electoral code of conduct.

Mr Akufuna stated that it is the duty of all political parties participating in the August 11th elections to ensure that their candidates, cadres and supporters abide by the electoral code of conduct.

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