GREEN Party president Peter Sinkamba concedes defeat


GREEN Party president Peter Sinkamba has conceded defeat in Tuesday’sPresidential elections.
Mr Sinkamba, who described the elections as free and fair, commended the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) in the manner it handled the polls.
He said in Kitwe that even though the ECZ had not declared the winner, it was clear that the main contenders were the Patriotic Front (PF) and the United Party for National Development (UPND).
FDD leader Edith Nawakwi said she would only make her views known on the election after the counting and results are known.

Meanwhile, Heritage Party president Godfrey Miyanda expressed concern that in Kapiri Mposhi, one of the polling stations was shifted without notification.
Brigadier-General Miyanda said this during the ECZ briefing’s question time.
He also said that at his polling station at Chilongolo polling station, the booths were open and it was possible to see how the next person was voting.
General Miyanda called for political parties to be given first priority as first line monitors as they were important agents of the election.
He commended the ECZ for the strides that had been made in the electoral process and urged the stakeholders to encourage the Commission.