Mystery is surrounding the arrival of Ballot Papers to be used in the forthcoming Feira Parliament and it is feared that several wards By-elections have gone missing in un-clear circumstances the Zambian Watchdog has learnt.
And in un-precedent event the media has not been invited to witness the arrival of ballot papers from the United Kingdom.
According to sources from the Electoral Commission of Zambia, it is unclear why Ballot papers that were scheduled to arrive at 08 hours Monday morning have not yet arrived up to the time of publication of this story.
The source who suspects under hand tactics by the ruling Patriotic Front government said the ballot papers were supposed to arrive by Cargo plane but did not and later it was reported that the ballot papers would arrive at 12 hours but also did not arrive.
And a source from one the participating political parties said they were asked to go to the airport by 08 hours to witness the arrival of the ballot papers but after a while an ECZ official by the name of Musonda told them that the plane was going to arrive at 12 hours.
The source said when it was 12 hours the ECZ official told them that he does not know when the ballot papers are going to arrive and told everyone to go back to their respective offices.
“What is so surprising is that for the first time the media has not been invited to witness the arrival of ballot papers. What are they hiding” the source asked.