2)–Former PF members ditch independent MP

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Some former members of the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) in Luwingu district of the Northern Province who supported Lubansenshi Independent member of parliamentary Patrick Mucheleka have decided to come back to the party.

This is contained in a letter dated 27th August 2014 addressed to Luwingu district PF chairperson Kephas Chofwe and copied to the District Commissioner Mambwe Katontoka, District Political Secretary, Mr Chileshe and Lubansenshi Member of Parliament Patrick Mucheleka made available to the Zambia News and Information Services (ZANIS) in Luwingu today.

The letter was signed by former District Information and Publicity Secretary Davies Bwalya.

Mr. Bwalya stated in the letter that the members had decided to ditch Mr Mucheleka whom they supported in the 2011 presidential and general election in order to support the PF government in its mandate to develop the country.

“I have decided to detach from independent Member of Parliament Patrick Mucheleka I supported in 2011 during presidential and general elections because of unprecedented development the country is currently going through especially infrastructure development,” explained Mr Bwalya.

Mr. Bwalya said that he and others were swayed by  mob instinct during the run up to the  2011 presidential and general elections to support Mr Mucheleka who stood on an independent ticket.

He said the group has realized that the only party they obliged to serve diligently was the PF under the leadership of President  Michael Chilufya Sata.

He said that at the time of departure he was district information and publicity secretary  adding he has no intention of vying for any post but that he will rally behind the party in order to fulfill the campaign promises.

“I would like to indicate to you that at the time of departure I was District Information and Publicity Secretary . I would like to inform the party that I have no immediate intention of a post, but I will rally behind the party and government ,” he added.