FORMER Eastern Province Patriotic Front(PF) Chairperson Lameck Mangani has said he still remains the member of the ruling party despite endorsing the candidature of United Party for National Development(UPND) president Hakainde Hichilema.
Mr Mangani said during a political hour programme on Breeze FM on Tuesday that the endorsement of Mr Hichilema should not be concluded that he has joined the opposition political party.
He explained that he had not yet decided on his next political move because of the pending court case.
He said he is going to announce his next move in due course saying he decided to endorse Mr Hichilema because of the confusion which had rocked the ruling party.
And UPND Provincial Chairperson Paul Thole said the opposition was not in alliance with MMD.
Mr Thole claimed that people from political parties were free to support a party of their choice in the runup to the January 20th 2015 presidential bye lection.
Meanwhile, MMD Nyimba Member of Parliament (MP) Forrie Tembo has backed Patriotic Front (PF) presidential candidate Edgar Lungu.
Mr Tembo who is serving as a deputy minister of local government and housing said yesterday from Nyimba where he is campaigning for Mr Lungu that Defence and Justice Minister was the best sailable presidential candidate so far.
He said he would market Mr Lungu in Nyimba district in order to become an outright winner after the January 20th 2015 presidential by-election.
“I am currently in Nyimba District campaigning for Edgar Lungu. He is getting a lot of support from here and he will emerge as a victor in the January 20th 2015 presidential by-election,”Mr Tembo said.
He urged the people of Nyimba District and Eastern Province in particular to rally behind PF presidential candidate.