THE Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) has lifted the suspension of campaign activities for the UPND in Ikelenge district and Lusaka’s Kanyama Constituency.
On August 2, ECZ suspended campaign activities for the UPND in Kanyama after the political violence which left two suspected PF cadres dead.
Further, on July 28, ECZ suspended political campaigns for the UPND in Ikelenge district, North-Western Province. The commission also suspended Sioma Independent parliamentary candidate Amukena Mundia from campaigning in Sioma District.
But in a statement, Monday, ECZ corporate affairs manager Patricia Luhanga said the commission had lifted the suspension of campaign activities in the said areas effective midnight.
She further urged all political parties to adhere to the electoral code of conduct when conducting campaigns.
“The Electoral Commission of Zambia on 28th July 2021 and 2nd August 2021 announced the indefinite suspension, subject to review, of campaign activities in Sioma, Ikelenge and Lusaka (Kanyama Constituency) respectively. The suspension was due to electoral violence despite the guidance provided by the Commission,” said Luhanga.
“Following review, the Commission would like to inform the media and members of the public that it has lifted the suspension of campaign rallies in Sioma. Ikelenge and Lusaka (Kanyama Constituency) effective midnight today. The affected political parties/candidates are further advised to adhere to the electoral code of conduct when conducting any campaigns. Further, all political parties are guided to abide by the Electoral Code of Conduct and COVID-19 guidelines issued by the Electoral Commission of Zambia.”