—Chief Nshimba of the Shila people in Nchelenge District of Luapula Province has praised Zambian people for the peaceful elections and the transition of power.
The traditional leader said the holding of peaceful elections and the eventual transfer of instruments of power to President Edgar Chagwa Lungu is a clear indication of a growing democracy.
The chief was speaking in a telephone interview with ZANIS from his palace at Kilwa Island on Lake Mweru in Nchelenge this morning.
The chief said Zambians have yet again demonstrated to the African continent and the world at large that they are a united people with diverse views and different aspirations.
He said the people of Zambia must be praised for the peaceful manner they conducted themselves during the campaign trails and the eventual voting that handed the PF candidate Edgar Chagwa Lungu victory.
Chief Nshimba said the peaceful elections and the eventual transfer of the instruments of power to the country’s sixth President is good for democracy and victory for all Zambians.
He argued that the flashes of political crashes that were witnessed between cadres of various political parties during the campaigns are insignificant compared to an amiable transition of power.
The chief has since congratulated President Lungu for emerging victorious in the January 20, 2015 Presidential elections.
He observed that the election of Mr Lungu out of the eleven presidential hopefuls is a clear indication that he was the most preferred candidate.
Chief Nshimba has urged President Lungu to remain focused and embrace the poor and the marginalised in society.
The traditional leader has also urged the Zambian people to rally behind Mr Lungu as he stirs the country’s development agenda.