—–Patriotic Front Kasama Central MP, Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba, has endorsed the candidature of UPND president, Hakainde Hichilema, for the January 20, presidential election.
Mr Mwamba says he has decided to support Mr Hichilema because of alleged disunity in the ruling party.
He complained that he and other leaders in the party have been side-lined from campaigning for PF president, Edgar Lungu, despite volunteering to do so.
The Kasama Central MP, however, maintained that he will not resign from PF but remain a member of the party.
He advised Zambians to consider voting for Mr Hichilema because he has a heart to lead the nation diligently.
Mr Mwamba has since pledged to go flat out and campaign for Mr Hichilema ahead of the presidential election set for next month.
He was speaking at a media briefing held at his residence in Kasama today.
Meanwhile, some PF officials at district and provincial levels have also resolved to support the opposition UPND in the January 20 presidential election.
The officials, led Kasama Central Constituency chairman, Fidelis Chishoma, have accused the party’s top leadership of side-lining them from campaigning for party president, Edgar Lungu.
Zambia goes to polls on January 20, next year, to elect a new Republican President after the demise of President Michael Sata in October, this year.
Nine presidential candidates have successfully filed-in their nominations ahead of the presidential election.