Thursday, April 25, 2024

ECL congratulates President elect


President Edgar Lungu has congratulated President elect, Hakainde Hichilema for being elected into office as Zambia’s 7th Republican President.

President Lungu said he will comply with the election results as announced by the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) and ensure a peaceful transition of power to the newly elected President.

“I therefore congratulate my brother Hakainde Hichilema for being elected the 7th President,” he said.

ZANIS reports that President Lungu said this during a national address at State House in Lusaka today.

He thanked the Zambian people for according him an opportunity to serve them stating that it was a great honour which he accepted with gratitude and humility.

“All I ever wanted to do was to serve the country to the best of my capabilities. Thank you for your support during the tough times,” he said.

President Lungu also congratulated everyone that took part in the general elections and those who voted for the Patriotic Front party.

“To those that voted for the PF, I thank you and assure you that your vote was not in vain. I wish you well and may the good lord bless Zambia,” he added.

Zambia held its general elections on Thursday, August 12, 2021 which has seen the election of UPND leader as the 7th republican President.

155 of 156 constituencies countrywide saw the United Party for National Development (UPND) Candidate Hakainde Hichilema securing 2,810,757 votes against the Patriotic Front (PF) candidate Edgar Lungu’s 1,814,201 votes.


  1. Away with polarised rhetoric. let us focus on building Zambia. where is that nuclear research plant once more?

  2. I hope the won’t be amnesty for thieves who amassed alot of taxpayers money. Or else the cycle of corruption will never end…

  3. That’s the spirit bwana Edgar Lungu. Teach your peer in Malawi Peter Mutharika how he can learn to concede defeat because he is still in denial even after a year of losing elections.

  4. @Tarino Orange
    Thought you will be in HH’s cabinet…so you are just a keyboard warrior… still on Lusaka Times i Thought you be on your way to Lusaka by now to take up position

  5. Anonymous, the lazy people like hatarino will always remain poor regardless of government change. Those upnd diasporans will remain the same even if their fellow tribesmen is in control because their laziness won’t change with a change of government.

  6. Congratulations to you the President-elect H.E. Hakaide Hichilema. I seek God’s Divine Intervention as you take up the Mantle of Leadership of this Great Nation Zambia. Thank You to the Out-going President for all that you were able to do for the Nation. I wish you and the President-elect God’s Guidance and Good Health in the years to come.

  7. @KZ these LT ni ukwalola umwela..
    LT are now with us the smart ones. You KZ and Lusambo are now toilet papers.
    Tutwa and Makebi lost kekekekekekekwkwkwkw those d!cks need kiss HH’s feet.

  8. I have just had my team unblock LT. Remember I am still cia1. You won’t manage to silence me. I have a lot of secrets about hh and upnd

  9. We hope HH our president elect won’t get carried away with leaders from PF who are
    Willing to work with him to cover their booty
    Which they accumulated.

  10. Anonymous – I never campaigned for UPND I campaigned for the removal of the corrupt govt and removal of the inept leadership of Lazy Lungu so I don’t deserve a seat in the cabinet. This is where PF got it all wrong as they placed everyone who criticised Lazy Lungu as opposition oblivious to the fact that they were side-lining half the population that just wanted their country back from cadres.
    You will see less of me on LT now that Lazy Lungu’s myopic govt is gone but Hakainde will also undergone the same checks and balances should he fail to deliver on his promises.

  11. Thank you Your Excellency, President Edgar Lungu, for showing magnanimity in congratulation President-elect Hakainde Hichilema. HH, being the self-conceited and puffed up person he is, has never been known to have acknowledged the victory of President Sata and yourself in 2011, 2015 and 2016, respectively. But you have shown great statesmanship to the entire world by congratulating HH on his election victory.

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