Like the demagogue that he is, after blocking the presidential petition case through technicalities, dictator Edgar Lungu has now challenged incarcerated UPND Leader Hakainde Hichilema to provide evidence that his votes in last year’s general elections were stolen.
Lungu claimed that he was legitimately elected President of Zambia during last year’s election that was disputed and petitioned by the opposition Untied Party for National Development (UPND). He further claimed that all local and international election monitors that witnessed the 2016 general elections declared the polls free and fair and endorsed the results.
Lungu made the claims to journalists today shortly after he toured stands with South African President Jacob Zuma at this year’s 91st Agriculture and Commercial Show. On Hichilema’s bogus treason charge and incarceration, Lungu said Hichilema was a suspect and his case was being handled by the courts. Lungu’s comments may have been made to pre-empt former Nigerian leader Obasanjo who jetted in Zambia today to visit Hakainde Hichilema at Mukobeko prison.