Wynter’s Rainbow suffers defection


RAINBOW Party Southern Province secretary Kelvin Chikwata has ditched the Wynter Kabimba-led opposition party and rejoined the Patriotic Front (PF).
Mr Chikwata said yesterday that he has decided to rejoin the PF and contribute to national development.
“I am here to table my resignation from Rainbow Party and I am rejoining the PF with immediate effect. I have not gone alone but with almost all the district members and structures which were formed by the opposition in Namwala district,” he said.
Mr Chikwata said he does not see Rainbow Party forming government in 2016 or beyond.
He said he has decided to rejoin the PF because President Lungu has called for collective and inclusive participation in national development.
Mr Chikwata said all concerned citizens should be worried about the economic situation in Zambia and the world over and therefore support Government to find solutions.
“As a concerned citizen, I thought it would be better for us to work hand-in-hand with the sitting head of State and Government in power to find solutions to the current economic situation,” he said.
Mr Chikwata said this is not the time to illogically criticise or condemn Government over the economic situation but rather to join hands and find solutions.
He said President Lungu’s leadership is able to deliver and there is no need to change Government in 2016.
Mr Chikwata said most of the issues the Rainbow Party manifesto endeavours to achieve if it forms Government are being addressed by President Lungu’s leadership.