Countrymen, women and the youth,

Six years ago, you entrusted me to lead you on a Journey to build our country after the death of His excellency, President Michael Sata.

This show of trust that I lead you in January, 2015 was unexpected and I accepted it with humility and gratefulness.

In 2016, you, the Zambian people, decided yet again to give me a fresh mandate for Five years.

I received that show of support with great honour.

I want to thank you, the Zambian people, for giving me such a great opportunity to be your president.

I will forever cherish and appreciate that authority you vested in me.

Countrymen, women and the youth

All I ever wanted was to serve my country to the best of my abilities, and together with you, we indeed scored in many areas.

Of course, there were challenges on the way, but what I appreciated most was your support during the tough times.

Countrymen, women and the youth

We held our general elections on Thursday, 12th

August, 2021, and the electoral commission of

Zambia have released the final election results.

Countrymen, women and the youth based on the revelation of the ecz final results, I will comply with the constitutional provisions for a peaceful transition of power.

I would, therefore, like to congratulate my brother, the president-elect, His Excellency, Mr Hakainde Hichilema for becoming the 7th republican president.

Countrymen,women and the youth

Let me also congratulate all those who participated in this general election and won at various levels. To those who did not, there is always another time.

Lastly, I would like to thank all those who voted for my party, the Patriot Front and I. To you I say, your vote was not in vain, please continue supporting us.

Countrymen, women and the youth

I wish you well and may the good Lord bless our

Republic, Zambia.

I thank you.

The Diplomatic Informer
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