Ezra Chiloba Reveals the One Mistake he made

Days after elections, Chiloba discloses the one thing he regrets doing...

Chiloba who was at the center of the now disputed presidential elections has for the first time confessed to the one mistake he made as the electoral body boss.

Speaking during an interview with the Business Daily, Mr. Chiloba divulged that as the CEO of IEBC he regrets trusting politicians.

“I trusted. That’s the mistake that I made when I was dealing with the politicians, especially,” he was quoted as saying.

The 39-year-old disclosed that another weakness he had as a CEO was that he gave people many chances.

“I think I gave a lot of people the benefit of doubt. When I got there, there are certain changes that we needed to have affected at a certain time to strengthen the organization that didn’t happen.

“So people think that I was too slow in making certain decisions that were critical at the time but on reflection, it is just the idea that you want to give each person a chance. People can be better,” he said when asked about his weaknesses as IEBC CEO.

Chiloba maintained that he followed the law to the core during the just concluded General election.

“If I were to do it again, I would do the same, same thing,” he stated.

The father of two divulged that the process taught him that politicians were not reliable people.

"While advising the next IEBC CEO Mr. Chiloba said: Never ever receive praise from a politician because they’ll abandon you the next day. A politician doesn’t love you, there’s nothing like that. It’s self-interest," Chiloba said.

He further noted that it would take a lot of soul-searching for him to ever join politics.

"I’ve interacted with politicians, I see how they behave, I know who they are… seriously, okay, should I do the same things? It will take lots of introspection to come to a conclusion that I’m actually headed into politics," Chiloba stated.

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