President Edgar Lungu congratulated President-elect Hakainde Hichilema on his election as Zambia’s seventh Republican President.
President Lungu has stated that he will follow the Electoral Commission of Zambia’s (ECZ) election results and guarantee a peaceful handover of power to the newly elected President.
“I therefore congratulate my brother Hakainde Hichilema for being elected the 7th President,” he said.
President Lungu said this during a national address at State House in Lusaka today. He thanked the Zambian people for according him an opportunity to serve them stating that it was a great honour which he accepted with gratitude and humility.
“All I ever wanted to do was to serve the country to the best of my capabilities. Thank you for your support during the tough times,” he said.
President Lungu also congratulated everyone that took part in the general elections and those who voted for the Patriotic Front party.
“To those that voted for the PF, I thank you and assure you that your vote was not in vain. I wish you well and may the good lord bless Zambia,” he added.
Zambia held its general elections on Thursday, August 12, 2021 which has seen the election of UPND leader as the 7th republican President.
155 of 156 constituencies countrywide saw the United Party for National Development (UPND) Candidate Hakainde Hichilema securing 2,810,757 votes against the Patriotic Front (PF) candidate Edgar Lungu’s 1,814,201 votes.
Earlier in the day, the Patriotic Front (PF) has congratulated President-Elect, Hakainde Hichilema on his deserved victory. PF Deputy Media Director, Edwin Lifwekelo has called on the members to remain disciplined and united as they wait for the Party’s guidance on the way forward.
Mr. Lifwekelo says as for the Patriotic Front Party, it is time for introspection, seek God’s face, and still play the part as the largest opposition Political Party in Zambia.
He says the UPND, has a nation to protect and to develop.
Mr. Lifwekelo says the people of Zambia are highly expectant especially the youths and the marginalized Zambians who deserve better.
The PF Deputy Media Director has also congratulated outgoing President EDGAR LUNGU for his immense contribution to Zambia’s political and economic space.
Mr. Lifwekelo said Mr. lungu has run a good race, and that politics is about contestation of ideas, and self-service.