From the early hours of 13th August 2021, a day after the General Elections, various platforms published what they claimed were official results from polling stations and other tallying centres. Some presidential candidates even went on to concede defeat, before the official results were announced, and endorsed United Party for National Development (UPND) candidate, Hakainde Hichilema whom they claimed had won resoundingly. Those who conceded defeat and endorsed the alleged victory of Mr Hichilema include Sean Tembo of the Patriots for Economic Progress (PeP), Fred M’membe of the Socialist Party, and Dr Nevers Mumba of the New Hope Movement for Multiparty Democracy. On 13th August, 2021, Patriots for Economic Progress, an aspiring political party in Zambia, published an article on their online social media platform announcing that they conceded defeat in the Presidential race realizing that the race was between two political parties, namely Patriotic Front and the United Party for National Development. The Patriots for Economic Progress further alleged that based on the results that have been announced so far, it appeared inevitable that Mr. Hakainde Hichilema of the UPND would win the presidency in this election.