ECZ ‘s decision on postponement unfortunate – Hichilema

The decision by the Electoral Commissions of Zambia to postpone the Livingstone Parliamentary by-election is unfortunate, United Party for National Development (UPPND) President Hakainde Hichilema has said.
Mr. Hichilema says the ECZ should have consulted all political and stakeholders instead of making a unilateral decision.
ZANIS reports from Livingstone that the opposition leader said this during a briefing in Livingstone, today.
He also regretted the death of the PF cadre Mr. Harison Chanda who according to police met his fate when UPND and PF cadres clashed on 25th February in Livingstone but blamed the PF for causing the violence.
He observed that it was sad that lives have been lost over mere elections.
“It is unfortunate that ECZ decided to postpone the election without consulting us the major stakeholders” said Mr. Hichilema.

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