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Zambia’s President-elect lauds Commonwealth’s role in peaceful election

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President of the Republic of Zambia, Hakainde Hichilema, has attributed peaceable polls to roles performed by the Commonwealth beneath the management of its Secretary-Basic, Patricia Scotland.

In an interview with journalists on the Commonwealth on Tuesday, he recalled how his launch was secured by the Commonwealth Secretary Basic in 2017 in addition to her effort that stabilised Zambia.

Hichilema stated he was imprisoned on trumped-up costs, however was launched in 2017 after the intervention of the Commonwealth Secretary-Basic.

“Patricia Scotland didn’t hand over. The Commonwealth didn’t hand over as they got here again earlier than the election”, though the scenario didn’t enhance earlier than she left in 2018.

Hichilema stated Zambia was confronted with quite a few political and social challenges of lack of respect to the rule of regulation, violence and non-respect for human rights which the Commonwealth spent a lot time to deal with.

In accordance with him, there was no political area, and no freedom for Zambians to take part of their nationwide authorities via democratic devices at the moment, including that authorities didn’t permit registration of voters.

He maintained: “I’m speaking about problems with violence, group political violence that wanted to be handled. I’m speaking about voter register, voter database that wanted to be deemed to be honest and to proceed making an attempt to assist construct peace.

In the meantime, in an announcement of solidarity for the inauguration of Hichilema, the Secretary-Basic of the Commonwealth of countries recommended the roles performed by Zambia’s new President, Hakainde Hichilema and his predecessor, Edgar Lungu within the profitable conduct of the nation’s Presidential election, saying there was no loser between them however two winners.

She provided her congratulation to the individuals of Zambi and the duo of Hichilema and Lungu saying the election would go down in historical past as an election with no losers, however two winners.

“Zambia’s “miraculous” 2021 election would go down in historical past as an election with no losers, however two winners – President Hichilema who received the vote, and President Lungu who received the hearts of each one that loves democracy and peace by a sleek democratic switch of management and lengthening his brotherly hand to President Hichilema.” Scotland stated in an announcement,” she stated.

The presidential election that introduced Hakainde Hichilema to energy was carried out on August 12, 2021.

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