State House has maintained that there is no power vacuum in the country because President-Elect Edgar Lungu is still in office.
Speaking at a press briefing in Lusaka today Special Assistant to the President for Press and Public Relations Amos Chanda said there is no power vacuum, because the incumbent must hand over instruments of power to the President-elect.
Mr. Chanda said President Lungu will continue discharging his duties as the incumbent leader, saying those saying there is a power vacuum have been misled.
He said there has never been any power vacuum created as a result of elections in the country whether there is petition or not.
Mr Chanda explained that all the Permanent Secretaries, the entire civil service and all government functions are operating smoothly.
And Mr. Chanda charged that all government projects are progressing well and all contracts that were granted before the elections are operational.
He further said that President Lungu has continued having high level engagements to encourage the nation maintain peace and stability and ensure that the nation is developed.
He revealed that so far the President has received over eight state visit invitations from different Heads of State.
Mr. Chanda said soon after the inauguration the president is expected to honour invitations, to China, Israel, and Kenya.
Meanwhile Mr. Chanda said the President is disappointed that some sections of the society have continued issuing statements that undermine the highest office.
He said the president has also appealed to members of the public to desist from commenting on cases that are in the court.
Mr. Chanda said the Head of State has called on Zambians to uphold peace and order by abiding by the law of the land.