PEOPLE from various parts of the Copperbelt went agog after the final results of the 2016 general elections were announced by the chairperson of the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) Esau Chulu declaring President Edgar Lungu as the President-elect in the first round of the elections.
Reports from Chingola, Luanshya, Chililabombwe, Mufulira and Mpongwe indicated that the people from all walks of life were happy and abandoned their day-to-day business activities to celebrate in unison.
The youths, who were clad in the PF party regalia partying in the broad daylight, said they were very happy because President Lungu was a leader they wanted as he represented the aspirations of the young people who were the majority in the country.
Speaking on behalf of the youths Ronald Chibwe said it was expected from day one when the campaign period started that President Lungu would be re-elected due to his developmental and economic policies he has for the youths.
The celebrations were massive as it had united the people of the Copperbelt who were in an exciting mood as they rejoiced the historic victory for President Lungu in the new Constitution.
It was a marvellous situation as the streets of Kitwe were jam packed with a lot of people running up and down and dancing to the popular PF campaign songs that dominated the airwaves.
It was a carnival celebration as the supporters of the PF continued playing traditional drums and blowing vuvuzela’s in a ‘One Zambia, One nation’ style to the delight of everyone.
Business in Kitwe, Kalulushi, Chingola, Chililabombwe, Mufulira, Luanshya and Mpongwe came to a standstill because employers and the employees took to the streets in celebration.
District Commissioner of Kitwe Chanda Kabwe joined the jubilant supporters for the elected republican President Edgar Lungu.
Street vendors in various streets in Kitwe went wild and freely gave some of their merchandise to the jubilant people trotting from one street to another.
The mood was that of a holiday because people could not resist the temptation to rejoice openly.