Kaya 959 News Reporter
The electoral commission in Zambia says Hakainde Hichilema has secured the majority of votes counted declaring him the president-elect.
On Sunday evening Hakainde Hichilema encouraged his followers to remain calm and to vote for change.
He said, “fellow citizens, we have come a long way. With the end in sight of our long walk to freedom, we would like to ask for calm as we are on the final lap. It has been an arduous journey, this is part of the reason we are seeking office, to do things differently. We voted for change so that the status quo is not maintained. I am very hopeful that together we can make the change that we voted for and aspire. Let us remain calm. The whole essence of one Zambia one nation is the spirit of Ubuntu to love and live together in harmony.”
The United Party for National Development received a landslide victory over the Patriotic Front.
This after a 15 year long wait and 5 attempts at winning office.
Incumbent President Edgar Lungu complained of the election not being free and fair.
The dismissed the claims and described it as a last attempt at garnering support.
The electoral commission offered the final voting count as 2, 810, 777 to Hichilema and 1, 814, 201 to Lungu.
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