Mutharika congratulates Lungu for winning Zambia elections

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Malawi President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika was among the first heads of state to congratulate Zambia President Edgar Chagwa Lungu for emerging victorious in last Thursday’s polls.

According to results announced on August 15 by Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ), Lungu narrowly defeated opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema and managed to avoid a rerun after passing the 50+1 threshold by a fraction.

Writing on his official Facebook account, President Mutharika observed how the Zambia elections continue to strengthen democracy in this part of Africa.

Edgar Lungu with Peter Mutharika

Edgar Lungu with Peter Mutharika (File)

“Elections in any democratic setting fully underline the participation of the citizenry in governance issues. To the people of Zambia I say; well done for a peaceful election process. Whether your candidate has won or not, may you place the aspirations of your nation ahead of everything,” reads part of the message.

President Mutharika’s message has caught the eye of many Zambians who flooded his page to express gratitude on his best wishes to the people of Zambia.

Several regional and global observers have described the polls as free and fair despite claims by opposition claims that Lungu rigged the elections.

The Malawi leader commended the people of Zambia for a peaceful election process which despite few political tensions was largely in order.

Lungu is expected to be sworn in for his own full term later his week. He came to power last year following the death of late Michael Sata who ruled Zambia from 2011.

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  1. Black brain , black screen, every thing is black. You don’t have any idea, Malawi people always forget, Komatso dyera ndiyimene yakuka ,

  2. Hakainde Hichilema Good morning friends As we have been advising, we are fully committed to exhausting all channels to ensure that justice is achieved in claiming what belongs to the people of Zambia. In so doing, we request everyone to be peaceful and loving to one another, as God loves us all, and as we have always been. Situation allowing and hoping there will be no restrictions on our movements, as was the case during the campaigns, we hope to physically come to your areas and sincerely thank you for the massive votes and support you gave us during the just ended elections. As we said during our issue-based campaigns, we stood for the Zambian graduate whose hope was in a forward looking leadership to create jobs. A patient in hospital who hoped to receive better health treatment. An orphaned and vulnerable child who hoped for a possibility of free education. A miner who hoped for a better mining sector and a secure job. A farmer who expected timely farming inputs at affordable prices and a true fight of animal disease. A country where law and order would be restored, as opposed to intimidation and oppression in many public places. Have a great day and God bless you all.

  3. obela okhakha kupangana congrants anawina ndi HH not this thug Lungu sory MR presedent its too early. if u could wait till nxt week akachoka mu court shame on u mulomwe

  4. Ngati sapita President ku malirowo, ndiye kuti saikidwa? Nthawi zonse mumamuuza zochita, bwanji mukufuna kukhala ngati anzeru pamene muli chidebe cha madzi. Iweyo osapita ukakhalire mpando wa presidentiwo bwanji?

  5. Munthu ndiovuta amangoyang’ana mbali yomwe akuona KT ilibwino kwa iyeyo km dziwan izi palibe munthu amakhala wabwuno kwa aliyense izi tidziwe