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Raila Odinga Congratulates Zambia's Hakainde Hichilema for His Presidential Win after 6 Attempts

The ODM party pioneer Raila Odinga has hailed Hakainde Hichilema for his success in the just-finished up official vote in Zambia.

Hichilema won over his principle rival, the officeholder head of state Edgar Chagwa Lungu, in the wake of collecting 2,810,757 votes against his 1,814,201.

In his message, Raila wondered about how quiet the activity was, commending Zambians for effectively embraced the activity amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

"I make a move to praise my companion Hakainde Hichilema and the United Party of National Development (UPND) of Zambia for the conclusive triumph in the official political race. In the midst of a phenomenal general wellbeing challenge, the Zambian public have made Africa pleased for leading a fruitful political race," said Raila.

"A free, reasonable, tenable and irrefutable political decision in every case unquestionably return the desire of individuals. It is my expectation that this political race fortifies the vote based existence of your Zambia, carries greater success to individuals and reminds individual Africans somewhere else that the sky is the limit. I hope everything turns out great for you of karma in the days and a long time ahead," he added.

In the midst of a remarkable general wellbeing challenge, the Zambian public have made Africa pleased for directing a fruitful political race.

Following the Monday, August 16, affirmation by the country's discretionary bonus, Hakainde's allies raged the roads of the country's capital Lusaka with festivities.

After fruitlessly attempting multiple times, the duly elected president secured the top seat on his 6th endeavor. This was the third time he was testing Lungu.

Electoral malpractice

Lungu had pledged to debate the constituent outcomes subsequent to asserting the activity was defaced with inconsistencies.

The president said he would counsel on the following game-plan with respect to the political race.

In an explanation on Saturday, August 14, Lungu asserted the activity was defaced with numerous anomalies that might actually subvert vote based system in the Southern African country.

The Patriotic Front pioneer guaranteed the political decision practice in three territories, Southern, North-Western and Western, was described by savagery, consequently delivering it invalid and void.

As indicated by Lungu, his party specialists and allies were either attacked or pursued from surveying stations in the three regions leaving in this manner votes unprotected.

Lungu climbed to control in 2015 in the wake of winning in the official by-political decision that followed the demise of President Michael Sata.

In the by-political decision, Lungu won against the United Party for National Development's (UPND) Hakainde Chilema by an insignificant edge of only 27,757.

Likewise, in the 2016 General Election, Hakainde lost to Lungu with a little edge of around 100,000 votes.

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