Patriotic Front Kasama Central Member of Parliament Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba popularly known as GBM today officially joined the UPND where he is expected to be appointed as UPND vice president for political affairs.He will replace Richard Kapita who recently defected to the PF.
A media briefing is currently taking place at Cresta Golfview hotel in Lusaka.
Mr Mwamba dragged the ruling party to court after being expelled for campaigning for UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema during the January 2015 presidential.
Mr Mwamba’s decision to relinquish his membership of the ruling party means he will no longer be Member of Parliament for Kasama Central paving way for a long anticipated by-election.
The resignation of a Member of Parliament is not new to Kasama Central constituency with Mr Mwamba himself having been first elected MP in 2009 in a by-election that followed the resignation of Dr Savior Chishimba as PF Member of Parliament.
Mr Mwamba was reelected Member of Parliament for Kasama central during the 2011 tripartite elections with a landslide polling 25,210 votes against his nearest rival Chilekwa Munkonge of the MMD who polled 4,357 votes.