On 12 August 2021, Zambia went to the polls to elect the President,Members of Parliament, Mayors and the Local Councillors. This election was characterised by a high turn out of electorates as citizens from all corners of the country lined up to vote as early as 02:00hrs with others spending their nights at polling stations.These elections saw the opposition political party United Party for National Development (UPND) which has in the past lost presidential elections five times, emerge victorious against the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) party. The electoral outcome was against the projected outcome by the Political Science Association of Zambia Political Opinion Poll conducted in 2021 a month before the general elections, to which the PF incumbent President Edgar Chagwa Lungu was projected to remain victorious against the opposition candidate Mr Hakainde Hichilema. As Zambia uses the 50% plus one electoral system for Presidential votes and First Past The Post for other electoral positions, the incumbent was alleged to have won during the round. On 16th August 2021, with 155 of 156 announced constituency results, the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) declared Hichilema of the opposition UPND Party as presidential winner with 2, 810, 757 votes against Lungu’s 1, 814, 201 votes. Later on, Lungu who through state house stated elections were not free and fair later accepted defeat.