RB urges continued post-poll peace


Peace in the country should continue to prevail beyond the presidential election which was held yesterday, former president Rupiah Banda has said.

Mr. Banda, who cast his vote at about 12:40 hours at Nyakutwa polling station in Chipata, said there was no need for Zambians to be divided after elections.

He was speaking in an interview with ZANIS shortly after casting his vote.

Mr Banda said there was need for politicians and their supporters to respect the outcome of the elections  if the country was to continue maintaining peace and unity.

He said elections were like a game where people should expect winners and losers.

And Paramount Chief Mpezeni of the Ngoni people of Eastern Province was yesterday morning among voters who turned out in numbers to elect Zambia’s sixth president.

The Paramount Chief who was accompanied by his Impi who is also Foreign Affairs permanent secretary George Zulu,  cast his vote at 11:09 hours at Feni substation polling station and was the 174th person to vote at the centre which has a totalof 1,463 registered voters.

And speaking in an interview shortly after he cast his vote, Paramount Chief Mpezeni said the election has so far been peaceful.

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