Patriotic Front PF Deputy Media Director Antonio Mwanza has urged all opposition political parties to respect the mandate and operations of the Electoral Commission of Zambia ECZ.

Mr. Mwanza says assertions by some political parties that ECZ is planning to rig this year’s elections in favour of the ruling party are misleading.

Speaking when he addressed the media in Lusaka today, Mr. Mwanza has cited the opposition United Party for National Development UPND that continues to undermine the work of the commission, a situation he described as unfortunate.

He has therefore urged the UPND and other political parties that have concerns with the commission to resolve their shortcomings for the betterment of the electoral process.