The Electoral Commission of Zambia says all processes are in place to ensure free, transparent and fair polls on Thursday.

The chairperson of the commission, Patrick Nshindano said the electoral body would not compromised election results.

He gave the assurance that the next president of Zambia would be announced after the election.

Observers have raised some concerns over the fairness of the election.

Thousands of police officers and unarmed troops have been deployed to monitor the election.

The main contenders are the incumbent President Edgar Lungu and Hakainde Hichilema from the United Party for National Development.