The PF rigging machinery set up at Samora Machel ZAF base in Mbala for rigging Tuesday’s presidential by- election is ready.
And the latest office of the president special division intelligence briefing to Acting President Guy Scott indicates that if the election won’t be ‘stolen’ Hakainde Hichilema will win by 67 per cent.
Meanwhile, PF candidate Edgar Lungu has side-lined most intelligence officers loyal to late president Michael Sata. The rigging of the elections is done by officers from the Drug Enforcement Commission and other outsiders as Lungu does not trust most officers in the intelligence. If Lungu wins the elections by hook or crook, most intelligence officers will be pruned as will be fired most senior police officers starting with Stella Libongani. Lungu is also now working with intelligence officers that were under Rupiah Banda but transferred when Sata became president.
The announcement by the Electoral commission of Zambia (ECZ) that the vote results would be transmitted electronically from the 150 constituencies is part of the rigging scheme.
The results that will be transmitted from the constituencies will first go to Xavier Chungu’s facility that has been put up at Samora Machel ZAF base in Mbala where they will be doctored before being forwarded to Mulungushi in Lusaka. It is not clear if the ECZ is officially part of the rigging or just some officials in the electoral body.
Intelligence sources have revealed that a second facility has been set up at Lamya House in Lusaka while the third facility is at Mutomena deep in Western Province.
As of today (Saturday) they are giving voters cards and national registration cards to former Angolan refugees at Mutomena.
The Zambia Army has a camp at Mutomena where Edgar Lungu had gone to visit troops when he was acting as president.
‘If they are not stopped people in Western Province will be shocked when the results come because they will not know who voted for Lungu,’ said one intelligence source.
The PF has also solicited the help of Kenyan IT experts who have been in the country for the past six weeks and one of them is called Joseph.
The intelligence sources have indicated that another option will involve the announcement of results in areas where Lungu will be leading and then the PF will cause violence that will be blamed on the opposition.
‘They will announce results from areas where Lungu will be leading then they will cause violence on a scale never witnessed in Zambia to a point where ECZ will have to stop announcing results, Lungu will then go to court and argue that he has won the election,’ said one intelligence source.
And the Watchdog has established that Western intelligence services are aware of the system that the PF has put up to rig the elections and are closely monitoring the situation.
They have since advised that those in anti rigging teams should not lose sight of Xavier Chungu and ZAF Commander Eric Chimese from now till the election process is over.
Chimese and Chungu are responsible for the death of former ZAF Deputy Commander Muliokela who died in a plane crash after he was poisoned by the two who suspected him of having a soft spot for the UPND.
And the latest intelligence briefing given to Guy Scot this week indicates that Hichilema will win by 67 percent while Lungu has been put at 18 per cent should the poll be free and fair.