Hakainde Hichilema President-elect of Zambia won the elections by what seems to be the biggest margin of victory. The announcement was made by the Election Commission of Zambia Chairperson, Esau Chulu Monday morning after the weekend’s national vote.
The votes a month after the death of founding father, Dr Kenneth Kaunde who died after a short illness in Zambia
“We voted for change so that the status quo is not maintained, ” said HH on his Facebook page, as popularly known.
His party, the United Party for National Development won 2.81 million votes against the governing party, the Patriotic Front(PF) with 1.81 votes.
President Edgar Lungu had on Friday morning threatened to take the results to court citing the deaths of two of his party’s supporters as a reason for not having free and fair elections.
In the turn of events, however, Lungu has since said in a statement that he’s committed to a peaceful transfer of power to the opposition party.