Home Affairs Minister Stephen Kampyongo has described allegations that he engineered violence during the 2015 Presidential Election Campaign in Shiwang’andu District as false and baseless.
Mr. Kampyongo says at the time the incident was happening, he was elsewhere within his constituency campaigning for the PF Presidential Candidate Edgar Lungu.
He also refuted allegations that he used a GRZ vehicle for campaigns.
Mr. Kampyongo was speaking when he appeared during a special sitting by the Commission of Inquiry into Voting Patterns and Electoral Violence in Kafue.
Meanwhile, UPND Deputy Secretary General in charge of political affairs Patrick Mucheleka said the public media has contributed largely to regional and tribal voting patterns and electoral violence due to unbalanced coverage.
And Commission of Inquiry into Voting Patterns and Electoral Violence Chairperson Justice Munalula Lisimba has described the special sitting as progressive.
Justice Lisimba has since thanked the people who were invited to appear before the commission for responding positively.