Southern Province Minister Daniel Munkombwe has endorsed the candidature of United Party for National Development (UPND) leader Hakainde Hichilema in the January 20 presidential election alleging that he has been marginalised by the ruling Patriotic Front (PF).
Mr Munkombwe said in Choma today that he could not wait to be fired in an event where PF presidential candidate Edgar Lungu wins the election on Tuesday next week.
Mr Munkombwe, who was speaking at a rally addressed by Mr Hichilema, said that politics was about voluntarism and that he had his own rights on which candidate to support.
“Today, I am officially announcing that I have endorsed this man (Mr Hichilema), I have no doubt he is going to win the election because he is the best candidate,” he said.
He accused the PF leadership of having marginalised him and that he could not be used by some political amateurs who recently joined the ruling party.
Mr Munkombwe said that he was no longer sensitive to be a cabinet minister and as he was already settled at his farm in Choma.
In welcoming Mr Munkombwe, Mr Hichilema said the UPND leadership would continue to embrace people who were making progressive decisions to work with his party.