Watch: Edgar Lungu Casts his Vote

The President of Zambia Edgar Lungu has cast his vote for the presidential and parliamentary elections.

Lungu will try to fend off a perennial opposition challenger 59 year old Hakainde Hichilema and other 14 candidates vying for the presidency.

After casting vote, Lungu urged Zambians to go to the nearest polling stations to cast their votes.

“Please let them come and vote and go back home and stay and wait patiently and peacefuly for the outcome,” said Edgar Lungu.

“I hear some politicians that are asking people to hang around the polling centers that will just cause chaos. I’ve set the example, I’ve voted I’m going home to stay, listen to the radio, newspapers, television and wait for the results to be declared, that’s what a good citizen does. So please, don’t hang around polling stations this will just cause confusion, contention. The best thing to do is to cast your vote quickly, go home,” he added.

Lungu came was elected the president of Zambia in 2015 after winning a disputed snap election to finish the term of President Michael Sata who died in office.