The Southern African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (SACCORD) says it is delighted with the peaceful atmosphere experienced in most parts of the country during yesterday’s elections and referendum.
SACCORD Executive Director Boniface Cheembe said that his organization is happy that no major incidents of violence where recorded across the country.
The dispute resolution agency deployed monitors in all parts of the country to monitor the electoral process.
Mr. Cheembe said that Zambians have demonstrated that they are able to vote peacefully and urged them to remain calm and exercise patience as they wait for the final results.
SACCORD applauded Zambians for turning out in large numbers to exercise their democratic right of voting for their preferred candidates as well as in the referendum on the Bill of Rights
Mr. Cheembe urged all participating political parties, their supporters, the electorate and other stakeholders to respect the outcome of the elections.
This is according to a press statement issued to ZANIS in Lusaka by SACCORD Executive Director Boniface Cheembe.