Petitioning Election Results Will Bring Tension, President Lungu
Petitioning the Thursday election results will bring tension in the country and this must be avoided, President Edgar Lungu has said.
President Lungu says the tension which happened in 2016 was too much which must be avoided.
The Head of State says he has been under pressure from close allies to petition but he personally refused to petition in order for peace to prevail.
Speaking when he attended the burial of former Patriotic Front (PF) Northwestern Province Chairperson Jackson Kungo today, the Head of State says he did not want the tension that happened in 2016 to repeat itself this year.
“At the end of the day the tension that we experienced in 2016 we are going to feel it and at the end of 14 days there will be alot of damage that will be done to Zambians,” he says.
President Lungu says those who want to petition the Parliamentary results can do so but it is not necessary at Presidential level.