Electoral Commission of Zambia Chief Electoral Officer Priscilla Isaac has resigned with immediate effect.

According to a statement issued by ECZ public relations officer Raphael Phiri, Isaac stopped work today and chose not to renew her contract which comes to an end tomorrow.

“Notice is hereby given to the general public that the contract of service for the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Mrs Priscilla M. Isaac will come to an end tomorrow, Thursday 31st August, 2017. Ms Isaac who joined the Commission 17 years ago as a public relations officer was later elevated to Deputy Director Elections and Voter Education, opted not to renew her contract with the Commission,” stated Phiri.

“The Chairperson, members and staff have wished her well in her future endevours. The Commission has appointed the Director of Electoral Operations Mr Chomba Chella to act as CEO.”

Isaac becomes the second top official to resign from the elections body following the disputed 2016 general elections, after public relations manager Cris Akufuna.

Akufuna left the Electoral Commission of Zambia in February 2016.