Patriotic Front-PF (PF) Serenje Central Member of Parliament Philip Kosamu has denied allegations that he influenced some PF members in the district to join opposition Rainbow Party.
A fortnight ago, PF Serenje District Secretary Best Mambwe alleged that Mr Kosamu influenced former PF Constituency Secretary Robertson Chitimbwa, Monica Malama former District Publicity Secretary for women and Noble Katebe to join the Rainbow party.
Mr Kosamu who was flanked by PF Serenje District Chairperson Mwape Musonda, PF Serenje Central constituency Chairperson Eluid Kapembwa and PF Youth Information and Publicity Secretary Marcorin Mwila told ZANIS at Serenje Community Radio station over the weekend that he is a staunch PF member and has never met the three to discuss the Rainbow Party.
Mr Kosamu said his preoccupation is to ensure that government programmes are implemented in line with PF manifesto and will remain loyal to President Edger Lungu and the PF.
The Serenje Central Parliamentarian has since urged the people of Serenje and the PF members not to entertain people who are bent on denting the character of innocent people by maliciously accusing them of things they have not done.
He charged that his political opponents have felt his weight as an MP and has advised them to wait for 2016 as he will stand on the PF ticket in Serenje Central Constituency and will have a landslide victory together with President Lungu.
Mr Kosamu also called on the famers in the District not to panic over the payments of maize that will be sold to FRA because government has put strong polices for paying famers in good time.
He added that President Lungu together with Agriculture Minister Given Lubinda are committed to ensure that famers receive their farming inputs by August so that they prepare adequately for the next farming season.