Campaigns Largely Peaceful In Roan and Bahati, Notes Human Rights Commission
As Roan and Bahati Constituency head to the polls today, the Human Rights Commission has commended residents and political parties for conducting peaceful campaigns and adhering to the Public Order Act.
The Commission has been closely monitoring the situation on the ground and were pleased that by and large all parties were conducting themselves in an appropriate manner.
However, their statement that political parties were allowed to campaign freely could certainly be called into question as the NDC were prevented from campaigning for a portion of this week by the police, until the ECZ stepped in and allowed their rally to go ahead.
The Commission has called for everyone to remain composed today as they head to the polls and urged residents and political cadres not to engage in any unlawful or violent activities that could undermine the political process.
Many will be waiting with bated breath to see whether former PF MP Chishimba Kambwili can retain his seat under the new NDC banner, or whether the PF will take back the seat