UPND President Hakainde Hichilema has held talks with the European Union election observers.
The UPND President together with his running mate Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba, former Vice President Dr Guy Scott, MMD President Dr Nevers Mumba, DF President Miles Sampa and ADD president Charles Milupi held the talks at his residence in the capital city Lusaka, Zambia.
During the high level talks, the UPND President took time to explain on the Country’s current Political landscape.
Mr. Huchilema mentioned that the Country is peaceful no matter the current Political turmoil.
He however says the past campaign period was marred with violence perpetuated especially by the Patriotic Front.
The UPND President adds that during the campaigns there was also unprecedented abuse of state security such as Police by now Edgar Lungu.
He charges that Mr. Lungu gave orders to Police to brutalise any citizen who held divergent views as was the case with the shooting to death a UPND Member, Mapenzi Chibulo in Lusaka’s Chawama township.
The UPND President however, maintains that due to indisputable evidence the August, 11, 2016 elections were rigged by the PF in collusion with some named institutions.
Mr. Hichilema further says there has been total breakdown in the rule of law especially under President-Elect, Edgar Lungu such that citizens have to live in fear of being attacked by PF cadres whenever they supported the opposition.
And Mr. Hichilema has maintained that he won the 2016 general elections adding this is evident from how he performed throughout the Country despite manipulations.
The UPND President charges that is it uncalled for anyone to steal votes for merely power expediency especially when citizens have decided not to vote for them.
The UPND President held the talks in Lusaka this afternoon and called for peace, unity and embracement in the Country even at this critical moment.
The European Union election observers delegation wanted to appreciate the environment under which the 2016 elections were held and among other contentious issues.