INDEPENDENT Churches of Zambia (ICOZ) director Bishop David Masupa has urged Zambians to accept last Thursday’s election results in good faith.
Bishop Masupa said the election result was the will of God and that Zambians as lovers of peace, progress and development must accept it.
He said it was the prayer of the church that peace and prosperity prevailed in the country after the elections.
He stated that the election results should not been seen as victory or loss for any political party, but rather as an act of democracy.
“To me, Zambians and democracy won, so it’s not about a political party winning or losing, but it’s about the Zambian people and their choice.
‘‘Elections are over and it’s now time for people to move on and focus on the positive side and wish good for this country. There is no need of fighting each other, we are one people,” Bishop Masupa said.
He praised Zambians for believing in the democratic process, saying that the voter turnout at the polls proved that democracy had come to stay in the country.
“I salute Zambians and all political leaders for laying a solid foundation for democracy in Zambia and for turning out in large numbers to vote for the candidates of their choice which is good. I urge Zambians, irrespective of their ethnic, religious and political affiliation to respect the outcome of the election in the interest of peace, progress and development of the country.
“Zambia as a country is greater than any individual or group and it is my plea that no one should do anything to rock the boat of peace in the country,” Bishop Masupa said.