PEP PRESIDENT SEAN TEMBO CONCEDES DEFEAT
As Patriots for Economic Progress (PeP) we wish to announce to the nation that based on the results that have so far been announced from various polling stations across the country, we would like to concede defeat in the presidential race.
It has become apparent to us that this was predominantly a two-horse race between the Patriotic Front (PF) and the United Party for National Development (UPND), and therefore even the other presidential candidates who had invested heavily in the race have performed dismally.
As a Party, we shall dusty ourselves up and reorganize in the next five years so that we can perform better in 2026.
As Patriots for Economic Progress, we further wish to state that based on the results that have so far been announced, it appears inevitable that Mr Hakainde Hichilema of UPND will win the presidency in this election.
We therefore call upon President Edgar Lungu and his Government to move immediately and provide state security to the UPND Presidential Candidate, as per custom. It must be noted that provision of state security for a presidential candidate does not require that such a candidate be officially declared as a winner, but only when it is likely that such a candidate might win.
As Patriots for Economic Progress, we further wish to thank the Zambian people for their huge voter turnout and for exercising their right and duty to vote, in a peaceful manner.
Given the fact that the eyes of the entire region and world are on Zambia, it gives me great joy and pride to be a Zambian and to be associated with yet another possible peaceful transfer of power.
Thank You and May God Bless the Good Citizens of the Republic of Zambia and Our Ailing Nation.
SEAN ENOCK TEMBO (SET)
PATRIOTS FOR ECONOMIC PROGRESS (PeP)