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Zambia Polls: Prez Lungu publicly concedes defeat: VIDEO

Zambia: Prez-Elect Hichilema congratulates voters: Full text

Zambia Polls: Prez Lungu publicly concedes defeat

President Edgar Lungu has conceded defeat after his third time political rival and Opposition Leader Hakainde Hichilema won the crucial presidential election.

Zambian President Edgar Lungu conceded the defeat during the National address in Zambia. He thanked the people for giving him chance to rule.

This is expected to pave the way for smooth transfer of power to H.E Lungu’s third time contender President-Elect Hakainde Hichilema.

Electoral Commission of Zambia on Monday declared Opposition Leader and President Lungu’s long standing political rival Hakainde Hichilema as the winner of the just-ended presidential elections.

According Zambian Electoral Commission, President-Elect Hichilema polled 2, 810, 777 against incumbent Lungu’s 1, 814, 201 with over 1million gap.

President Edgar Lungu suffered humiliating defeat in the Sunday’s polls that saw Opposition Leader Hichilema overwhelmingly winning with more than 1 Million votes difference despite abuse of incumbency and complete shutdown of social-WhatsApp, Twitter.

President Lungu earlier alleged that the Sunday’s election was not free and fair claiming that his party’s electoral officials were chased out of polling stations.

Zambian President Edgar Lungu and his long standing political rival and Opposition Leader Hakainde Hichilema faced off for the third time in a knife-edge polls that saw Former Lusaka Mayor Miles Sampa hacked in the neck and waist.

The main race to the presidency was drawn between the governing Patriotic Party (PF) led President Edgar Lungu and opposition United Party for National Development led by his long time rival in Hakainde Hichilema.

The Sunday knife-edge polls saw total shutdown of social media- WhatsApp and Twitter by government, forcing Zambians to rely on VPN for internet access, a situation many described as worrying, undemocratic in modern world, perverse, awkward and founded on little or no basis.

Meanwhile, congratulatory messages have been pouring in for President-Elect Hakainde Hichilema, from President of UNIP Bishop Trevor Mwamba, President of People’s Alliance for Change Andyford Mayele Banda and others.

Hichilema after polls was comfortably on Sunday leading with 435,873 presidential votes difference with some constituencies left to be declared.

President Lungu and Opposition Leader Hakainde faced off in the Friday’s race to the presidency the third time in a knife-edge polls characterised by total shutdown of social media-WhatsApp and Twitter.

The latest decision by the incumbent President Edgar Lungu follows the high number of votes garnered by Hakainde despite abuse of incumbency.

Zambia Election: Prez Lungu concedes defeat after Opposition Leader Hakainde won

President Edgar Lungu has conceded defeat after his third time contender Hakainde Hichilema won the crucial presidential election.

President Lungu and Opposition Leader Hakainde faced off in the Friday’s race to the presidency the third time in a knife-edge polls characterised by total shutdown of social media-WhatsApp and Twitter.

The latest decision by the incumbent President Edgar Lungu follows the high number of votes garnered by Hakainde despite abuse of incumbency.

President Egdar Lungu has lost the elections to his longtime rival, Opposition Leader Hakainde Hichilema, is leading with over

Sources close to Lungu confided in Sky Zambia that the national intelligence has already informed the president of his loss and the imminent

ews coming in shows that President Egdar Lungu has lost the elections to his longtime rival, Opposition Leader Hakainde Hichilema.

Hichilema, has made tremendous strides in all provinces including Lungu’s home the Eastern Province, and the gap is just too wide that he may never recover.

Lungu was earlier reluctant to concede defeat because of his fear of the cadres and other PF party royalists who captured the state coffers for years.

Lungu’s political agents have already reached
Hichilema, camp for a political truce so that Lungu, his wife and Senior Party Officials are immuned from prosecution.

CONTINUATION OF UPDATE ON PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION RESULTS…..

26. CHASEFU (EASTERN PROVINCE)
HH – 15,551
ECL – 18,222

27. SINDA CONSTITUENCY (EASTERN PROVINCE)
HH – 10,856
ECL – 9,811

28. CHIKANKATA CONSTITUENCY (SOUTHERN PROVINCE)
HH – 28,955
ECL – 966

29. CHOMA CONSTITUENCY (SOUTHERN PROVINCE)
HH – 53,963
ECL – 4,400

30. MUMBWA CENTRAL CONSTITUENCY (CENTRAL PROVINCE)
HH – 28,081
ECL – 4,126

31. NAKONDE CONSTITUENCY (NORTHERN PROVINCE)
HH – 18,086
ECL – 19,735

32. ITEZHI-TEZHI CONSTITUENCY (CENTRAL PROVINCE)
HH – 25,065
ECL – 2,450

33. DUNDUMWEZI CONSTITUENCY (SOUTHERN PROVINCE)
HH – 27,883
ECL – 262

34. LUANGENI CONSTITUENCY (EASTERN PROVINCE)
HH – 10,817
ECL -15,482

35. LUNDAZI CONTITUENCY (EASTERN PROVINCE)
HH – 14,929
ECL – 24,323

36. CHONGWE CONSTITUENCY (LUSAKA CONSTITUENCY – Rural)
HH – 37,995
ECL – 23,374

CONSOLIDATED RESULTS OF 36 CONSTITUENCIES
HH – 754,713
ECL – 318,840

DIFFERENCE – 435,873 – HH CONTINUES TO WIDEN THE LEAD

Remaining Constituencies = 120

Watch the video of Prez Lungu conceding defeat :

Source : africaneditors.com

 

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