Hakainde Hichilema, Zambia’s main opposition candidate has been officially nominated for the upcoming August presidential election in Lusaka on Wednesday.
“HH”, as he is nicknamed by his supporters formed an alliance called the United Party for National Development (UPND).
Reacting to the nomination, Hichilema says he aims to unify and lead Zambia for the benefit of all its citizens, including the opposition.
The Southern African country of 17 million people has an external debt estimated at nearly 10 billion euros, half of which is held by private creditors.
He is expected to face the incumbent President, Edgar Lungu who says his political race is a 10-year relay marathon and he and his party have leaped over many hurdles and scored many successes.
The presidential and parliamentary elections will hold on August 12.