The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has expressed confidence that Zambia will uphold democracy during the January 20, 2015 presidential election.
SADC Executive Secretary Stergomena Tax said there was no doubt that Zambians will hold a free and fair election because the country has been democratic for a long time.
Dr. Tax told ZANIS in an interview in Maputo that the entire SADC region believes that the democracy that has always prevailed in the past elections in Zambia will be upheld even in next week’s poll.
She however appealed to the people of Zambia to remain calm, peaceful and tolerant towards one another.
Dr. Tax further advised Zambians to respect the will of the people by accepting the outcome of the results noting that despite having intensive campaigns by various candidates, only one can emerge as winner.
She has since assured the country of SADC’s support during the elections.