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Lungu, HH vote

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FB_IMG_1470924471072FB_IMG_1470921982913Incumbent President Edgar Lungu and his main challenger Hakainde Hichilema of the UPND have both cast their votes in the historic 2016 general elections and national referendum.

President Lungu, who was accompanied by his wife Esther, voted around 10:00 hours at Apostolic Faith Mission in John Howard area before proceeding to Kamulanga Basic School where the First Lady cast her vote.

Speaking after he cast his vote, the head of State expressed happiness at the voter turnout. He however urged Zambians to return to their homes and wait for the results peacefully.

“I am happy with the voter turnout so far. I will be back home waiting for the results to be announced. I urge you to also go back home after voting, and wait for the results peacefully,” he said.

“My wife, Our First Lady is also impressed that women were taking their rightful role in national development. She believes that it’s important that women vote because a lot of issues affect them and it is critical that they express themselves through the ballot.”

And UPND’s Hichilema voted around lunch time at Kabulonga Boys School in Lusaka. The opposition leader was accompanied by his son Habwela and some UPND officials.

Speaking after voting, Hichilema urged Zambians to keep the peace as they exercise their democratic right to vote.

And FDD presidential candidate Edith Nawakwi also cast her vote at UNZA polling station. She was accompanied by her husband Geoffrey Hambulo and FDD Munali Constituency parliamentary candidate Antonio Mwanza who is also party spokesperson.

Meanwhile, there was major embarrassment for UNIP presidential candidate Tilyenji Kaunda after he was sent back without voting for not having a National Registration Card.

Asked where his documents were, Kaunda told polling agents that he didn’t know where his NRC was.

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