- July 8, 2021
- Posted by: Kiss Abraham
- Category: 2021 General Election, News Stories, Press Release, Press Releases, Public Notice
8th July 2021
(For Immediate release)
LIFTING OF CAMPAIGN SUSPENSION – MR. CHISHIMBA KAMBWILI
The Electoral Commission of Zambia on 30th June 2021 announced the indefinite suspension of Mr Chishimba Kambwili, subject to review, from participating in any campaign activities in line with paragraph 11(i) (d) of the Electoral Code of Conduct.
The suspension was due to Mr Kambwili’s failure to adhere to the Electoral Code of Conduct, particularly, the use of hate speech and holding of campaign rallies despite the guidance provided.
Following these sanction, Mr Kambwili has shown remorse through the apology he rendered to the Commission and indeed his conduct during the time of his suspension. Arising from this, the Commission would like to inform the media and members of the public that it has lifted the suspension of Mr Chishimba Kambwili effective midnight today.
Mr Kabwili is further advised to use appropriate language when conducting any campaigns.
The Commission would like to reiterate that use of language which incites hatred or violence in any form against any person shall not be tolerated as it contravenes the provisions of the Electoral Code of Conduct.
Additionally, going against Commission decision to suspend rallies and roadshows does not only undermine the work of the stakeholders, it also puts the country at risk in as far as the spread of COVID-19 is concerned.
The Commission is also investigating other matters reported in various districts and that the public would be made aware of the Commission’s findings/decision.
All political parties are guided to abide by the Electoral Code of Conduct and COVID-19 guidelines issued by the Electoral Commission of Zambia.
Corporate Affairs Manager
For/The Chief Electoral Officer
ELECTORAL COMMISSION OF ZAMBIA