Police IG Assures Of Law And Order Through Out Kabwata By Election

Inspector General of Police Lemmy Kajoba says law and order will be maintained throughout the voting process at all polling stations under Kabwata Constituency.
Kajoba said the law will be firmly and fairly applied and all culprits found wanting must be dealt with sternly.
“In view of the forthcoming Parliamentary by-election for Kabwata Constituency in Lusaka Province scheduled for Thursday, 3rd February, 2022, we wish to advise all Political players to adhere to the provisions of the Electoral Process Act and other related pieces of legislation. As Zambia Police Service, we have deployed enough police officers on the ground in order to maintain law and order throughout the voting process at all polling stations under Kabwata Constituency,” said Kajoba.
“With regard to policing elections, it is our duty to create a safe and secure environment for all participating electoral stakeholders irrespective of their political affiliation or organisations. We will not tolerate illicit practices such as political violence and other electoral related offences.”
He said so far there is no record of any political violence or malpractice related cases.
“It is gratifying to mention that so far we have not recorded any political violence or malpractice related case as campaigns by all Political party players have been going on peacefully and incident free. We commend the various Political party leadership taking part in the Kabwata By-Election for exhibiting high levels of maturity, tolerance and respect for the law,” he said.
He said it is also the responsibility of citizens to ensure that peace prevails.
“To the citizenry, it is the duty and responsibility of every individual to see to it that peace prevails at all times even after this By-Election. We would like to warn all those that would want to cause confusion to reconsider their intentions as the Police will not tolerate any form of lawlessness and perpetrators and all those involved will be dealt with accordingly,” said Kajoba.

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