PRESIDENT LUNGU CAUTIONS FOREIGN ELECTION OBSERVORS
Foreigners have been warned not to interfere in the country’s elections, according to President Edgar Lungu.
People are free to observe elections, but not to intervene, according to President Lungu.
The Head of State expresses regret that some people have travelled from their home countries to tell Zambians who to vote for.
He claims that Zambia is a sovereign state capable of conducting its own elections.
President Lungu claims that only the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) is authorised to conduct elections.
This was stated by the Head of State during the commissioning of the first Generation Unit at the Kafue Gorge Lower Hydro power station.
The President thanked China for its assistance in building the power plant and for being a good friend who does not meddle in the affairs of other countries.
President Lungu also stated his commitment to peace.
President Lungu stated that he has not seen other political leaders publicly chastise their members for engaging in political violence.
He stated that the values of former President Kenneth Kaunda’s One Zambia One Nation motto must be promoted.
President Lungu stated that Dr. Kaunda’s contributions to the nation were purposefully buried until the PF administration took power.
He said it is him and late President Michael Sata who restored Dr. Kaunda’s dignity.
And speaking earlier Senior Chieftainess Nkomenshya Mukamambo the second called for peace during and after elections.
She said Zambians only have one home hence the need to be peaceful.