Latest information shows that the PF will rig the 2015 presidential by-election using the Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) and other agencies.
Intelligence information shows that the PF has targeted Eastern, Central, Western and Northern provinces plus Chirundu district for rigging.
The plot to rig the polls was revived after senior soldiers pressurised acting president Guy Scott to support Edgar Lungu. When Scott was on the side of the poor people by refusing to use public resources for partisan activities, the rigging plot was thrown into disarray.
But now that Scott has ‘agreed’, its all systems go. The DEC has been given K15 million for rigging. The money given to DEC is disguised as ‘operational funds’ to provide security during the election period. This was supposed to be an OP project but it has been decided that the OP is now porous and divided so cannot be trusted. DEC on the other hand has shown loyalty to the ruling party and most senior officers’ contracts have expired so are working on the mercy of the minister of Home Affairs. So they are willing to do anything to secure their jobs.
DEC officers have already started moving to rigging stations and taking part in electoral activities. Some agents will be working as officials of ECZ, others are being infused in NGOs as monitors and observers. The opposition will also be infiltrated by DEC officers or agents recruited specifically from the project.
But officers will also be monitored. Equipment to monitor their phone conversations has already been installed so that they do not leak information.
As of 16 hours on Sunday, a survey conducted by the OP on who is likely to win the presidency showed that UPND’s Hakainde Hichilema was leading PF ‘s Edgar Lungu with 38 per cent and 36 per cent respectively. Edith Nawakwi was following at 10 per cent. The OP only surveyed three leading candidates.
But the Watchdog has been informed that the UPND will not accept the outcome of a rigged election and warned that PF is on a course to disrupt peace by trying to rig the elections.