The Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki Moon has congratulated Zambians for the peaceful elections.
A message from the office of the spokesperson stated that Mr. Ki Moon recalls Zambia’s history of peaceful elections, and democratic transition he witnessed when he visited the country in 2012.
This is according to a statement availed to Breeze News by First Secretary for Press and Public Relations at the Zambia’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations, Chibaula Silwamba.
Mr. Ki Moon has reminded all parties, especially political leaders and their supporters, of their responsibility to reject violence and to refrain from the use of inflammatory and incendiary language.
He has further reminded Zambians to resolve differences through constitutional means and in line with international norms and standards.
Mr. Ki Moon says that the UN remains committed to supporting Zambia’s democratic governance.
The Electoral Commission of Zambia ECZ on Monday declared President Edgar Lungu winner of the presidential election after he amassed over 50 per cent of the total valid votes cast, in line with the constitutional requirements.
He polled 1,860,877 votes, which is 50.35 per cent of the 3,695,710 total valid votes cast. Mr. Lungu defeated eight other candidates.