MDC Alliance president Nelson Chamisa has commended Zambia’s State institutions, namely the military, police, intelligence services and electoral authorities for facilitating a largely credible election on 12 August.
Chamisa said the southern African country’s President-Elect, Hakainde Hichilema showed magnanimous leadership in victory while the outgoing president Edgar Lungu exhibited humility in conceding defeat.
Zimbabwe’s most popular opposition leader also lauded Zambia’s security agencies for the “exemplary professionalism and independence” they have shown. Chamisa tweeted on Monday:
I honour the magnanimous leadership of President-elect [Hakainde Hichilema] and the humility of [Edgar CLungu] in conceding defeat.
I salute the Zambian army, police, intelligence and the electoral commission for their exemplary professionalism and independence. Africa leads! Zimbabwe, you are next!
Zambia’s electoral commission chairman Justice Esau Chulu declared Hichilema the winner of the country’s hotly contested presidential election on Monday.
Meanwhile, former Zambia President Rupiah Banda hosted Lungu and Hichilema at his home, seeking to ease any post-election tensions.