Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader has sent a message of congratulations and best wishes to President elect Hakainde Hichilema following his win in the recent Zambian election.
Talking to twitter,Raila congragulated Hichilema for the decisive victory in the hard fought presidential polls.
“A free, fair, credible election always certainly return the will of the people,”Raila tweeted on Monday ,” its my hope that this election strengthens the democratic life of your Zambia, bring more prosperity to the people and reminds fellow Africans elsewhere that nothing is impossible.”
Hakainde was declared winner of Zambia’s hotly contended presidential election, defeating incumbent Edgar Lungu.
It marked the sixth te Hichilema had run for the top job and the third time he had challenged 64-year-old incumbent lunga in an election that was marred by sporadic violence.
Earlier,Mr. Lunga had released a statement declaring the election ” not free and fair”.
He claimed that his election officials from his party patriotic front had been chased from polling station, leaving votes unprotected,a statement that Mr. Hichilema decribed as a “desperate final act of outgoing administration”