President Lungu concerned after a less than 20% voter turnout in Lusaka’s Mayoral Elections
President Edgar Lungu has expressed worry with the voter apathy that characterized yesterday’s elections in some selected parts of the country.
President Lungu said there is need for stakeholders to come together and identify the cause of the problem and find a lasting solution.
He explained that people in the country should appreciate the democracy that Zambia has adding that in other country’s people die just to get the right to vote.
Mr. Lungu was speaking upon arrival at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport from South Africa where he had gone to attend the BRICS summit.
He noted that there is need for political leaders to abide by the peace agreement which they signed and ensure that they enforce it all the time.
The Head of state reiterated the Patriotic Front (PF) Party’s commitment to upholding all the peace agreements that it has signed with other political leaders.
The PF’s Miles Sampa won the Lusaka Mayoral election after polling 81,936 while his closet rival Kangwa Chileshe of the United Party for National Development (UPND), got 36,753.
The Lusaka mayoral seat fell vacant following the death of incumbent Wilson Kalumba.
However the elections were characterized by voter apathy as only less than 20 percent of the total registered voters cast their votes.
Source: Lusaka Times