Zambia’s Lungu Advises Uganda’s Opposition To Concede Defeat

Visiting Zambian president Edgar Chagwa Lungu has asked Ugandan’s opposition members to concede defeat and recognise Yoweri Museveni as the duly elected president following the highly contested February 18th polls.

The 59-year-old Zambian leader who is in the country for the swearing-in of President Museveni scheduled for tomorrow, seemed to take a swipe at Dr. Kizza Besigye who came second in the February 18 presidential elections.

According to the Electoral Commission records, 71 year old Museveni won 60% of the vote while his closest challenger Dr. Kiiza Besigye took 35% of the 9.3m votes cast.

Dr. Besigye however rejected the results, calling for independent audit.

After landing at Entebbe International Airport this afternoon, Mr Lungu said the opposition must accept the will of the majority of Ugandans.

Mr Lungu also advised Ugandans to love their president and attend his ceremony as he swears in for his 5th term at Kololo Ceremonial Grounds tomorrow.

Mr Lungu joins Tanzania president John Pombe Magufuli, Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe and other foreign dignitaries who are in Uganda for the same function.

Story By Joseph Kiggundu