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Sakwiba Sikota Congratulates HH and thanks President Lungu for conceding defeat

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United Liberal Party (ULP) leader and Lawyer Sakwiba Sikota has congratulated President-Elect Hakainde Hichilema on his election as President.

In a statement released to the media, Mr Sikota said no one can deny Mr. Hichilema the right to celebrate and for the Zambian public to join in the celebration, but cautioned that the celebrations should be joyful and not revengeful

‘You no doubt recorded an emphatic win in these elections and congratulations are in order. No one can deny you the right to celebrate and for the Zambian public to join in the celebration. The celebrations should be joyful and not revengeful.

“The campaign was certainly difficult and hard-fought. The post-campaign is even more challenging and it is incumbent on you, even as you celebrate, to quickly work towards bringing harmony and peace to the nation, Mr Sikota wrote

Mr. Sikota concluded by saying that there is also the high expectations that Zambians have and meeting those high expectations should be your driving force and wished him and Zambia all the success.

Meanwhile, Mr. Sikota has also thanked President Edgar Lungu for his concession speech which he said came at a time when there were some quarters who were resorting to violence and there was true tension.

Mr Sikota said that the concession is even more notable when you consider that President Lungu was disappointed and had his misgivings about the elections. President Lungu took the position and attitude of Vice President Al Gore after the disputed 2000 elections with George Bush. In his concession speech Gore said, “I know that many of my supporters are disappointed. I am too. But our disappointment must be overcome by our love of country.”

“I know that President Lungu was equally disappointed and like Al Gore, he has not let his disappointment overcome his love for country.

“Thank you for conceding and helping to bring down the simmering political tension. May we all do our bit to bring about healing to our great nation”, concluded the statement

35 COMMENTS

  1. He never wanted concede defeat. Whichever case, he was going to be removed disgracefully had he refused.

    We are a democracy and he swore to protect the constitution of Zambia.

    Now, the law must take its course to recover our monies and resources they plundered.

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  2. The law will gladly pay each one of them PFools a visit sooner or later
    We want every ngwee
    Zambians should know that corrupt behavior will not be tolerated here

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  3. SORRY TO STATE THAT THIS IS ANOTHER KANDILE
    AND STUPID LAWAYER , US AND HH OUR LEADER ARE GOING TO DEVELOP
    ZAMBIA WITHOUT FAIL AND DELAY , ALEADY WORKING ON THE NEXT STEPS
    ON FIXING ISSUES .
    WHAT DO YOU KNOW TO COMPARE AL GORE WITH LUNGU , REALLY STUPID , AL GORE
    LOST BY 1 TO 10 POINTS ONLY NOT 1,000,000

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  4. Our president ECL is full of class. Even after all the violence and killing of our members he gave up power to keep the peace because he knows Zambia is bigger than anyone. Meanwhile hh only recognized ECL as president only after stealing an election. Zambians need to be careful. I know a lot about hh from OP operations that would shock many of his supporters. For now let them enjoy the lies. I have to say that was a very boring press briefing yesterday. Hh lacks charisma. As if he is giving a lecture in boring history.

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  5. Ah, KZ and his invented stories about all his non existent companies, and now about OP operations. Listen KZ, NOBODY believes anything of those fantasies, because you have NEVER showed any evidence on any of those. You said that you were relaxed because you had the results of the elections; and see what happened: ERASED! COMPLETELY REMOVED FROM THE FACE OF THE EARTH! And now you talk about OP operations: so much absolute bullsh!t it’s incredible. I strongly suggest you go back to sleep under that stone you have been living under. You can wake up in five years time, only to find that the PF no longer exists. Oh, I forgot: you will be in JAIL!

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  6. Sakwiba Sikota is merely recognizing that democracy can produce a result that he himself may not hv wanted. But he has sent his congratulations regardless. This is a sign that he’s ready and willing to forget the past lest it stops him embracing the future and moving on.

  7. The outgoing president forgot completely why he was put in that office. He lost himself.

    There is that tendency in that office to forget why you are there because of the many luxuries that come with the presidency.

    Once you are in that office, the enjoyment and pleasures are so great, so overwhelming that you forget about your own humble beginnings and ideals, so that what follows next is pure denial and arrogance about your acts.

    God’s wisdom is the only solution, if one is to succeed life’s pleasures and self oblivion.

  8. Hmmmm Sakwiba how can you compare Al Gole Vrs Bush to ECL Vs Bush….. You aren’t a patriot my FRIEND. MR ECL is the BEST MAN & HH too.
    God bless them.

    But your comparison is wayward dear Sakwiba. YOU ARE SUCH A DISGRACE. I HAVE RESPECT FOR Bob Sichinga & Patrick Chisenga. HH should honor them because they have been NEUTRAL THROUGHOUT and NEVER casted a STONE to their lovely UPND. NOT you mwankole

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  9. You at the helm of UPND would have been it’s death sentence. You championed the third term and bill 10, iwe. You mixed with Katondo street lawyers.

  10. …..Hmmmm Sakwiba how can you compare Al Gole Vrs Bush to ECL Vs Bush….. You aren’t a patriot my FRIEND. MR ECL is the BEST MAN & HH too.
    God bless them.

    But your comparison is wayward dear Sakwiba. YOU ARE SUCH A DISGRACE. I HAVE RESPECT FOR Bob Sichinga & Patrick Chisenga. HH should honor them because they have been NEUTRAL THROUGHOUT and NEVER casted a STONE to their lovely UPND. NOT you mwankole

  11. @KZ,
    HH Did not recognize Lungu, because 2016 was rig.ged. People on this forum have been telling you that Lungu can not win without rig.ging, now that you were overwhelmed with the votes it became difficult for you to rig.
    Lungu is conceding to the true winner of the elections both 2016 and 2021. Chakubaba maningi. And STOP LYING that you know something about HH, you guys would have used that to cha.racter assas.sinate, the same sh!t Nawakwi and Kambwili were bit.ching about.

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  12. President Lungu only conceded defeat because he was warned from all angles. He is not a true statesman. He was a demigod who thought and felt he had all and everything to stay in power. Bo Sikota save your rhetoric as you too are equally a disgraced lawyer who only comes out when it suits you and not the nation. Let president elect HH take the lead and come back to criticise when it suits you.

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  13. Hmmmm Sakwiba how can you compare Al Gole Vrs Bush to ECL Vs Bush….. You aren’t a patriot my FRIEND. MR ECL is the BEST MAN & HH too.
    God bless them…But your comparison is wayward dear Sakwiba. YOU ARE SUCH A DISGRACE. I HAVE RESPECT FOR Bob Sichinga & Patrick Chisenga. HH should honor them because they have been NEUTRAL THROUGHOUT and NEVER casted a STONE to their lovely UPND. NOT you mwankole

  14. How can Sakwiba say that they are a lot of expectations from Zambians from HH, and yet all along he had been saying all was well when Lungu was there and misfiring all the way, with economy totally grounded and he was even blaming covid, and remember Lungu was a man who had to blame something or somebody just like even now he was talking about his polling agents in Southern province as if the results where any different in any part of the country

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  15. YOU FAILED LUNGU AS A FRIEND, YOU SHOULD HAVE CAUTIONED HIM FIRST OVER THE MESS HE HAS LEFT RATHER TBAN CHEW WITH HIM.
    ANY WAY HH WILL LISTEN TO YOUR HONEST APPEAL.

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  16. Impatiently waiting for exchange rate to be 1:1 with the dollar on inauguration day. Saviour hh will make it happen

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  17. Kaizer Zulu you time for insulting and behaving any way you felt like is over. Respect yourself peoples’ anger is still high please don’t push your lucky too far.

  18. KZ @ 25, u don’t understand exchange rates. Stay clear of this issue and concentrate on low-brow stuff u’re known for.

  19. Mr Sakwiba is saying Zambians have high
    Expectations but why did you not say that
    To President lungu?let’s give President elect full term
    And see after five years if he has achieved
    Anything.

  20. You thief thug Kaiser Zulu count your days. If I meet you personally I will **. You messed our country wait we shall teach you a good beating your fake bodyguards are not going to help you

  21. Muwerere i am not scared of any human. You know where I work and live. If you are man enough then come and face me

  22. Edgar Lungu was an employee of corrupt Indians who have milked Zambia dry. All Lungu did was to enrich himself and the Indians.

  23. Corruption scandals: 48 Houses Social Security Cash Luxury Presidential Jet Ambulances Fire Trucks Mukula Trees Ndola-Lusaka Rd Malawi Maizegate Fuelgate Swaziland landgate Zesco Loans Honeybee Corruption scandals: 48 Houses Social Security Cash Luxury Presidential Jet Ambulances Fire Trucks Mukula Trees Ndola-Lusaka Rd Malawi Maizegate Fuelgate Swaziland landgate Zesco Loans Honeybee

    Bo Sakwiba Saki Sikota… what a d0uche you. You lose an election, you step down and concede. There’s nothing commendable about that, that’s just normal. We know Lungu didn’t want to concede anyway, it took RB to negotiate his out of jail time arrangement with HH. HH should have never made any deals when he won by more than 60%, with a million votes. Lungu would have been forced out regardless.
    And please don’t compare Al Gore with Lungu’s loss… Al Gore I think lost by 1 vote or something very close.

  24. Oh,how refreshing (having nice feeling) it is to think that now there will be no more load of tosh from Kambwili,, no more Nawakwi, the woman with her eyes glowing with malevolence (hostility). no more PF where certain tribes were falsely placed above other tribes spearheaded by the ignorant, the pin-brained and the hare-brained individuals.

  25. What ‘difficult and hard fought campaign ‘ are you referring to? There was only one party campaigning and it looked pretty plain sailing for them. Don’t be unnecessary verbose…. using words that don’t reflect what was on the ground. Sha!

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