Election fever is palpable on the streets of Zambia’s capital, Lusaka, as various political parties make their final push for votes.
Incumbent President Edgar Lungu is hosting a virtual final election rally this afternoon.
But supporters of the governing Patriotic Front (PF) are lining the streets hoping Mr Lungu will come out to address them.
PF members have also been driving around Freedom Square handing out party regalia to excited party supporters and street vendors.
While Mr Lungu’s main rival, the leader of the United Party for National Development, Hakainde Hichilema, hosted a press briefing at his residence.
He appealed to international observers not to feel under pressure by declaring free and fair elections without tangible evidence to support this.
Mr Hichilema believes Thursday’s election will translate into a victory for his party after having lost elections five times.
He also appealed to members of the police and the military to ensure stability and the rule of law and urged the country’s over seven million registered voters to go out in their numbers to cast their ballots.
One analyst has tweeted a helpful election day checklist, which reminds women not to paint their nails if they want to vote
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