I’ll stand down if I lose elections - Zambia's Lungu

2016-06-06 15:19
President Edgar Lungu.

President Edgar Lungu.

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Lusaka - Zambian President Edgar Lungu has promised that he would stand down if he lost the country's presidential elections on August 11, Zambian Eye reports.

While speaking in Chingola on Sunday, the Zambian leader said that he would happily retire to his home in Chamawa should he be voted out of power.

In addition, Lungu also announced that he would allow opposition parties to run advertisements in the media and campaign nationwide in the interest of free and fair elections.

According to a Lusaka Times report, Lungu called on members of his party to run serious campaigns, as a re-run would prove to be a burden on the country's already-ailing economy.

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