UPND appeals for calm

UNITED PARTY FOR NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Appeal to all UPND Members and Supporters

12 August 2016

We wish to appeal to all UPND members and supporters countrywide to remain calm in the wake of delayed announcement of the election results by the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ). According to the UPND highly effective Parallel Voter Tabulation (PVT) our president, Hakainde Hichilema (HH) has performed very well countrywide.

In terms of percentages the UPND, at presidential level, is standing at about 49% in the Central province, about 30% in the Eastern province, about 80% in three provinces, namely Western, Southern Northwestern. In Lusaka and the Copperbelt, which are perceived strongholds of the Patriotic front (PF) the UPND and the PF are neck to neck, with the UPND standing at about 40% for Muchinga and Northern provinces, and about 30% for Luapula province.

There have been delays in announcing the results by the ECZ because of some anomalies which were discovered by our alert and vigilante observers, monitors and agents at polling stations, totalling centres and elsewhere, including what is happening in the air.

One glaring anomaly is from the total results on the Copperbelt. While the total number of registered voters in the whole province is 1,034,548, our president HH polled 487,237 while President Edgar Chagwa Lungu has been given 558,656. This gives a total of 1,044,893 votes, exceeding the number of registered voters on the Copperbelt. The question we are asking is where did the extra 10,345 votes come from?

This anomaly is an indication of attempts at rigging this election, and this may have happened elsewhere. However, we are very much alert, and we will not allow anyone to rob us of our victory.

We however urge all of you to stay calm as victory is already in our hands. The PF is trailing between 9% and 15 % in UPND strongholds. President Hakainde Hichilema is leading by a wide margin countrywide at about 52% with PF President Edgar Chagwa Lungu at about 47%.

We wish to thank all our supporters countrywide for this show of confidence in our educated and results driven leadership.

Long Live Zambia.

UPND Media Team

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