About 141 cadres from various political parties in Mongu District of Western Province have today defected to the ruling MMD.
The defectors are from the Patriotic Front (PF) United Party for National Development (UPND) and ADD.
Addressing the defectors and MMD party members at Mongu airport before departure for Kaoma this morning, Vice President George Kunda said Western Province is still a strong hold for the MMD and is a party which accommodates everyone.
Mr. Kunda wondered why some media are speculating false reports that the Patriotic Front (PF) is becoming strong in the Province when people are leaving its party to join the MMD.
He said the MMD government has done a lot for the people of Zambia adding that it is the only party that is able to deliver development in the Country.
The Vice President said it is common feature in almost every District he has been that people are defecting from opposition parties to the MMD.
“MMD is very popular in western Province in particular Mongu, it makes me wonder why the PF keeps on bragging of becoming strong in the province when people are running away from them” Mr. Kunda said.
AND speaking on behalf of the defectors, Former PF member Alex Chinga said they decided to join the ruling MMD because of many developmental projects that government is undertaking in the whole province.
Mr. Chinga noted that in a short period of being in office, President Rupiah Banda has managed to build many schools, hospitals and construct roads in the entire Province.
He added that he could not continue being in the opposition PF because it is a party which believes in homosexuality.
“As for me personally, the moment I heard that Mr. Sata was promoting homosexuality, I decided to change because am a Christian and the Bible does not say so” Chinga added.
He said as a group they will ensure that they encourage those who have remained in the PF/ UPND/ ADD to join the Ruling MMD.