Simutanyi likens forthcoming elections to 2001 polls

A University of Zambia lecturer  says this year’s elections will not be different from the 2001 polls as votes will be split due to failure of the opposition to work together.

Neo Simutanyi told Hot FM radio that the splitting of votes will highly disadvantage the opposition as they have not been able to unite for the good cause.

He noted that no party will win by majority as the opposition has failed to reach a consensus on who to support, adding that the candidate who emerges victorious will be a minority President with not more than 30% of the total votes.

Simutanyi noted that the high number of aspirants in the presidential race shows that the elections will be greatly contested and the electorate will have wider choice.

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