The Electoral Commissioner of Zambia says some District Commissioners are imposing lists of names on Electoral Officers for recruitment as poll staff in the forthcoming Presidential elections.
ECZ Acting Director Chomba Chella said in a statement the Commission is disappointed by PF district commissioners for trying to impose Electoral officers. Mr Chella says all Councils had publicized shortlists of candidates from 2nd to 5th January 2015, and that it was during this period that concerned citizens were expected to raise objections.
He says the period has elapsed, and that the Commission will not entertain any objections pertaining to the recruitment of poll staff considering that training of poll staff has since commenced and will be conducted from 7th to 9th January,2015.
Mr Chella appealed to District Electoral Officers and Returning Officers to remain no-partisan as required by the law.
He urged all Electoral officers to operate in a professional and transparent manner.
Mr Chella said the Commission will not hesitate to revoke the appointment of any officer who may be going against the law and expected conduct in the discharge of their duties.