Below is the poem entitled enroute to electoral defeat which was written by poet
lwele. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.
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I call upon my fellow leaders to know that there can only
be one winner in an election,
and the rest contenders risk losing the elections__
Even after losing the elections,you must learn to love one another
and live your life as if you were a winner.
I was the commander- in -chief of the armed forces and I could
have disputed the outcome of elections and endangered the
lives of my countrymen__ into a blood civil war.
After losing the elections as an incumbent president,some compatriots
called me a coward for accepting defeat!
Therefore,I urge my fellow leaders still serving as presidents to emulate
my decision of accepting defeat and to realise that even after losing
presidency you wil still live a dignified life.
*To Rupiah Banda the former president of the Republic of Zambia.
Term of office 2008-2011.Long Live Rupiah Bwezani Banda,Long Live Zambia.