Premature election celebrations caused violence – Tonga Ila Chief

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Senior Chief Mukobela of the Tonga Ila people of Namwala district has submitted that premature victory celebrations during the 2016 elections caused violence.

Namwala was the most affected district where Houses of some residents were burnt down during the electoral violence that erupted after President Lungu was declared winner.

The UPND after it’s leader Hakainde Hichilema took an early lead could not accept the final results that Edgar Lungu had won the elections. They alleged that results which were delayed like in Lusaka were manipulated in favour of President Lungu.

Submitting to the Commission of Inquiry into the Violence and Tribal Voting in 2016, Chief Mukobela told the Commission that visited him on Thursday that premature victories must be stopped saying they were the source of violence in the last elections.

Chief Mukobela has also urged political contenders to campaign and persuade voters in all parts of the country if they are to win elections. He also reminded that politicians should understand that in an election there are two things which happen to win or lose saying they should be ready to accept the outcome.

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2 Responses to Premature election celebrations caused violence – Tonga Ila Chief

  1. ONLY A TONGA MUST LEAD UPND says Sejani.This simply shows that TONGAS are very primitive how do you expect to win an election with only 3 provinces, that is a joke. Worse still we witnessed abnormal voter turnout only in Southern province which was artificially created by UPND through dubious voter registration. That’s why there was only a difference of only 100,000 between Lungu and HH despite lungu enjoying massive support from 6.5 provinces. The elections were rigged in Southern province and in some polling stations non tonga officials were chased away from the their stations, all this was being done in a bid to usher in HH unfortunately the schemes didn’t work, GOD LOVES ZAMBIA. In 2021 stiff measures will be put in place to ensure that TONGAS don’t rig elections in favor of their god HH, like they did in 2016.

    saimbwende saimbwende
    February 13, 2018 at 3:17 pm
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  2. Really it just shows you are tribal. The problem I have is this Sejani spoke in his personal capacity and because of his statement the whole tribe is included 2 have said this even those who are not upnd. Guy its his personal opinion. It is people like you and Sejani that will bring division in this country. Stop it please. Some of us have children in all provinces how can I point and say Bemba’s. Comment on a personality not a tribe

    Mutumbu
    February 13, 2018 at 6:28 pm
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