Accept results when you lose,Lungu tells politicians

Edgar Lungu
President Edgar Lungu

President Edgar Lungu says he is doing his best to make the PF into a more formidable party, devoid of violence.

President Lungu is concerned that the culture of violence has continued to take centre stage whenever there are elections.

The president has also reiterated his call on politicians to accept results when they lose.

Meanwhile, President Lungu has disclosed that plans to resuscitate the country’s national airline have advanced.

He says it is unacceptable to connect to Europe when one is travelling to West Africa, for instance, and stressed the need for regional integration.

President Lungu says this when former Tanzanian president Benjamin Mkapa paid a courtesy call on him at State House this morning.

Mr. Mkapa is in the country at the invitation of First Republican president Kenneth Kaunda, from whom he has taken over as Cavendish University Chancellor.

The former Tanzanian president hailed the warm neighborly relations with Zambia.

Mr. Mkapa also praised the people of Zambia for conducting themselves peacefully during the January 2015 presidential election, saying Tanzania hopes to take the same path when it goes to the polls in October this year.