When an independent candidate withdraws, as it happened in Lusaka Central, ECZ cancels the election and calls for fresh nomination.
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When a candidate sponsored by the party decides to join another party as it happened in Mpulungu, an election gets cancelled.
ECZ must take full responsibility for abdicating the role as an independent referee to gain the new role as intepreters of the Constitution, which wasn’t their role. Also the law enforcement agencies are not helping our democracy as candidates now live in fear of summons instead of being let to freely campaign.