PF refutes paying people to defect

Machete Wielding PF cadres
Machete Wielding PF cadres

Patriotic Front (PF) national vice chairman for the mobilisation committee Niger Mpakateni has refuted allegations from some opposition political parties that the ruling party is buying their members to defect.
Mr. Mpakateni said those joining the ruling PF were just attracted by the good policies of President Edgar Lungu who is implementing developmental programmes which were started by the late President Michael Sata in 2011.

He said today during a walk in interview with ZANIS in Lusaka that Zambians should support President Lungu.

Mr. Mpakateni said Zambians should not be misled by the opposition political parties that they will be able to develop Zambia if voted into power in 2016.


He noted that Zambians were eager to see development as opposed to mere politicking which he said will not be able to feed them.

And speaking during the same interview, PF national mobilization committee secretary Kelvin Mayondi said the committee was ready to recruit many members ahead of next year’s elections.

Mr. Mayondi further said the opposition should not make allegations which they were not able to substantiate.


He also said the PF slogan of “PAMAKA” does not mean violence but hard work by government.

Some opposition political party leaders have accused the PF of buying their members in order for them to defect to the ruling party, an allegation which has been vehemently refuted by the PF.

Of late, a lot of people from opposition political parties have been ditching their parties to join the ruling PF citing good policies of President Edgar Lungu.