ZAMBIA:CHURCH SHOULD PRAY FOR PEACE, SAYS PRESIDENT EDGAR LUNGU

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By Bright Chikele:
PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has called on the Church to hold a day of national prayer that will promote , reconciliation before the country goes to the polls.
Addressing the Siavonga UCZ congregation, President Lungu says leaders should accept the verdict of the people.
He held himself as an example and stated that when there was a power struggle in the party,he handed over power to Guy Scott.
He stated that He was confident the people of Zambia would vote for the Patriotic Front but that he was not prepared to see violence and threat to peace prevail.
He said both himself and UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema should accept the will of the people and that he was also willing to hand over power if Zambians did not vote for him.
“I have given up power before when President Michael Sata died, I’am prepared to give up State House. I am not willing to see lives lost over State House, everyone of us are important in the eyes of God”.
President Lungu said Zambia was known for its peace and no leader worth his salt could risk such high national interest.

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