Southern Times Writer
Windhoek – The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Mr Moussa Faki Mahamat, has congratulated Mr Hakainde Hichilema upon his election as President-Elect of Zambia following the August 12 general election.
The Chairperson also commended outgoing President Edgar Lungu for his tenure and demonstrating strong leadership and statesmanship through his gracious acceptance of the outcome of the elections.
Mr Mahamat lauded the Electoral Commission of Zambia and all stakeholders “for their collective efforts in the exemplary conduct of peaceful, free and fair elections”.
“In this regard, the Chairperson expresses deep gratitude to HE Dr Ernest Bai Koroma, former President of the Republic of Sierra Leone, for his leadership of the African Union Election Observation Mission to Zambia,” Mr Mahamat’s statement added.
He reiterated the continued support of the AU Commission to Zambia in its journey to deepen the country’s democratic and participative governance credentials.