Esa Chulu wants Priscilla Isaacs back at ECZ

ECZ Chairperson seeks return of Priscilla Isaacs as Director

Lusaka- Tuesday December 5, 2017

Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) Commission Chairperson Judge Essau Chulu is reported to be behind hastened manouvres to see the return to duty of retired Director, Priscilla Isaacs.

This appears to be a turn-about decision and probably a betrayal of Chomba Chella who has been acting as Chief Electoral Officer(CEO since August.

Recently Priscilla Isaacs has frequently been found with Judge Essau Chulu and it remains unknown why the senior Judge would seek the services of a retired officer.

Judge Chulu has since placed adverts in national newspapers inviting candidates to apply for what appeared to be Chomba Chella’s job.

The Chief Electoral Officer/ Director provides oversight and management of the ECZ and runs national and by elections.

The Director reports to the Commission of the ECZ chaired by Judge Essau Chulu.

Chomba Chella has been instrumental in the running of the general elections of 2011, presidential by election of 2015& and the general elections of 2016.

He was seen as the hatchet man for the ruling Patriotic Front in the deeply divided ECZ.

Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) announced in August 2017 that Chief Electoral Officer Priscilla Isaac’s contract had come to an end.

ECZ Public Relations Officer Raphael Phiri announced that Ms Isaac’s contract had come to an end on Thursday 31st August, 2017.

Mr Phiri said Ms Isaac opted not to renew her contract after serving the Commission for over 17 years.

Ms Isaac joined the Commission as a public relations officer before being elevated to Deputy Director Elections and Voter Education.

Director of Electoral Operations, Chomba Chella was appointed to act as Chief Electoral Officer pending confirmation from the Commission.E

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    Rasco 1 week

    People like Judge Chulu should be having trouble with their conscious, that is if he is a normal human being. If he is not, then he should walk with his head high because he does not know what to be embarrassed mean. It is also only prudent for the current acclaimed President of this Republic to look for credible judge who can handle elections with integrity right away now. Above all, I would request the international community to pay extra attention to the coming 2021 general elections in Zambia if we have to build DEMOCRATIC countries in future. The current so called President should prove to us that his winning in 2016 was genuine by bringing on board under the department of election men and women of integrity. Judge Chulu has disappointed the country, personally I had faith in him, but the dangling of what Led Jesus be crucified is a heavy attraction to human heart and Judge Chule fell pray to it.

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    samlindo 2 weeks

    WE NEED PRISCILLA ISAACS WITHIN REACH BECAUSE SHE WILL HAVE TO HAVE A LOT OF ANSWERS TO PROVIDE WHEN THE TIME COMES, SO WE NEED HER WITHIN THE COUNTRY FOR NOW BEFORE WE DECIDE WHERE SHE WILL BELONG AFTER COURT CASES COMMENCE

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    Angoni chaiwo 2 weeks

    Wapya munzi

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      kidon 2 weeks

      Ya let her be around so that when time questioning comes she will be available.
      In fact she should be near chimbokaila.