“Since parliament has failed to come to the ghetto, then we shall bring the ghetto to parliament”, said the musician turned populist politician.
Experiences of opposition candidates, including Senegal’s Wade, Nigeria’s Buhari, Ghana’s Akufo-Addo, Zimbabwe’s Tsvangirai and Uganda’s Besigye, have been mixed
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Incumbent Zambian president Edgar Lungu. He is set to have another five years in office. (Photo/ UNHCR / JM. Ferré)
No court in Africa has ever overturned a presidential election result in favour of the challenger. Judgements have always favoured the incumbent candidate, the candidate sponsored by the ruling party, or the presumptive winner.