Over 200 United Party for National Development (UPND) supporters in Chibulula Ward of Mpulungu constituency have defected to the ruling Patriotic Front (PF).
The members who were led by UPND Mpulungu Constituency Vice Chairperson, George Simfumkwe, said they have decided to join the PF, because of the massive development that the party has initiated not only in Mpulungu, but the country as a whole.
Mr. Simfumkwe said he has also realized that the PF is the only party which is able to deliver development to the area.
He pointed out that the PF does not have to explain to the people what it is doing as its works are visible to all.
“We have realised that we cannot stay in the opposition and keep opposing the developments that are being done in our area,” Said Mr. Simfumkwe
Mr Simfumkwe added that the team that has come back to the PF will work hard to ensure they also contribute to the development of the area.
And PF Constituency Chairperson, Beatrice Changala has welcomed the defectors to the ruling party.
Ms. Changala said the PF is a party that is ready to work with all members in society.
She has since urged the new members to participate fully in the development of the constituency.
“We are happy that you have joined us and we will work together to Foster development in our area”. Said Ms. Changala.