Alliance for Better Zambia President Father Frank Bwalya has joined the ruling Patriotic Front.And the ABZ has with immediate effect dissolved its committees at all levels to join the ruling Patriotic Front (PF).
Speaking at media briefing in Lusaka this morning, Father Bwalya says the decision to join the ruling PF follows the solid working relationship his party had with the PF and its leader Edgar Lungu in the run up to the January 20th presidential election this year.
Father Bwalya said this relationship which has been characterized by a strong desire for a long term partnership has served as a successful political courtship.
He said he together with ABZ members have joined the PF because they believe the country which is presently marred by tribalism and too much politicking needs a stable and focused political leadership that spends more resources and time on addressing challenges being faced by the people.
Father Bwalya clarified that by joining the PF, he has not sold the ABZ to the PF.He said all ABZ members that have joined the ruling PF have done so in their individual capacity and therefore there is no collective bench for every member who wants to leave PF afterwards.
And ABZ Team of Trustees Chairperson Janet Chileshe said party members who include Father Bwalya will join the PF at various structure levels of their wish following the dissolution of ABZ committees at all levels.
Ms. Chileshe said members of the Team of Trustees who are in good standing with the ABZ will now take charge of the party until further notice.