Accept poll results, says Copperbelt political analyst

A COPPERBELT political analyst Charles Ngesa has urged all political players who took part in yesterday’s general election to accept the results and respect the outcome of whoever will win at any level.

Mr Ngesa said that was not the first or last election Zambia held, hence there was need for political players to embrace the victors in various positions of councillor, Member of Parliament, mayor and president.

He said Zambia had been a beacon of peace over the last 50 years; therefore there was no way yesterday’s polls could disturb the credibility of the peaceful political landscape Zambia was currently enjoying.

Mr Ngesa said whoever would not go through should not be bitter because there was only one Zambia for all the citizens, hence peace should be observed during and after the elections.

“Yesterday was a landmark in the political history of the country and I expect everybody who was engaged in the political campaigns to give a part on the back of the political players who will become victorious after the polls are over,” said Mr Ngesa.

Mr Ngesa said there was need to celebrate together especially when the results did not favour some political opponents.

He said it was unfair that some political parties had vowed that they would not accept the results if they did not win because that was a sign of selfishness.

Mr Ngesa said despite some few pockets of violence between the PF and the UPND the other political parties had conducted themselves in an orderly manner as they followed the rules and regulations stipulated by the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ).

He appealed to the police and other security wings in the country to cage political leaders who would want to cause chaos after the voting day.

Mr Ngesa said Zambia was a Christian nation and no politician should be allowed to
disturb the peace the nation was