President Edgar Lungu fears that unresolved issues surrounding the December general elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo -DRC- may spark chaos.
President Lungu says denying some opposition leaders to contest the presidency and challenges in the electoral process if not sorted out may spark chaos.
President Lungu was speaking when United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres’s Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region Said Djinnit paid a courtesy call on him at State House.
The Head of State said he doesn’t want a situation where Congolese nationals start running into the bush or seek refuge in other countries again.
President Lungu reiterated government’s commitment to ensuring peace prevails in DRC through engagements with other stakeholders at the Great Lakes Region Summit slated for October 8th in Uganda.
And Mr. Djinnit said Lusaka is the Capital City for Peace in Africa because of the many peace accords discussed in the city regarding countries in the region and beyond.
He said the Great Lakes considers Zambia as an important country because of the peace it has enjoyed since independence and the role it has played in promoting peace across the continent.
Mr. Djinnit noted that President Lungu will be playing a leading role in the fourth coming summit because of his role as Chairman of the Organ on Peace and security.
He also expressed concern that not all conditions for the electoral process have been met.