-MMD councilor defects to PF

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MMD  councilor defects to PF

Mpulungu, May 21, 2013, ZANIS—Barely four days after three opposition MMD councilors defected to the ruling PF in Mpulungu, another  has joined suit citing infighting and political witch hunting.

MMD Vyamba ward councillor James Mwambazi has resigned from the former ruling party in a letter to the district and Constituency executive committees.

Mr Mwambazi said he had decided to join the ruling PF in order to foster development in his area.

He said the MMD failed to develop Vyamba ward during its reign despite the area being a stronghold for the opposition party.

Mr Mwambazi said the decision has come at a right time when people have realized that the only way of fostering development in their respective areas was by working with the government of the day.

He added that MMD will never bounce back in government because the Zambian people still remember how the former ruling party violated constitutional rights.

Meanwhile, Mpulungu district PF political secretary Beatrice Changala confirmed the resignations of the three councillors.

Mrs Changala has also maintained that the current infighting in the MMD was detrimental to the party’s development and unhealthy and has since left many people wondering as to what will happen to party.

Last week, three MMD councillors defected from the opposition party to the ruling PF citing infighting and political witch hunting in the former ruling party.

Those who had defected included Earnest Sikazwe (kapembwa) , Jimmy Sikazwe (Mumila) and George Sikazwe of Chisha ward .

PF provincial chairman Peter Mwansa also confirmed the defection.