Former PF Kasama Central Member of Parliament Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba has declared himself ready to re-contest the vacant parliamentary seat on the UPND ticket.
Speaker of the National Assembly Dr. Patrick Matibini recently declared the Kasama Central seat vacant after Mr. Mwamba crossed the floor by accepting to serve as UPND Vice President for Administration.
But Mr. Mwamba popularly known as GBM said he is ready to defend his seat in order to prove his popularity.
The former parliamentarian said the developmental projects he had initiated in his Kasama Central constituency will speak volume during the campaign period.
Mr. Mwamba claimed that the PF’s popularity in Kasama was as a result of his personal contribution to the ruling party.
Meanwhile, PF Kasama District Chairperson Teddy Mweshi said the impending Kasama Central parliamentary by-election has been long overdue because Mr. Mwamba was an expelled party member.
Mr. Mweshi revealed that the PF is more than ready to contest the Kasama central seat and teach Mr. Mwamba a lesson that the ruling party is bigger than him.
He urged PF members to support the aspiring candidate that the party will adopt to contest the forthcoming parliamentary by-election.
And The Patriotic Front ( PF) in Muchinga says the ruling party in the province is intact and ready to take on newly appointed United Party for National Development ( UPND) Vice president for administration Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba whose Kasama Central seat has been declared vacant.
PF Provincial Women Chairperson Mary Chifuna says the PF in the province has welcomed the declaration of the Kasama seat by Speaker of the National Assembly Dr. Patrick Matibini vacant and that the party in the province is ready to take on Mr. Mwamba.
Ms. Chifuna told the Zambia News and Information Services (ZANIS) in Chinsali today that PF members in Muchinga are not worried about the defection of Mr. Mwamba adding that he is as popular as he claims to be, he should re-contest the Kasama seat and prove himself wrong.
Ms. Chifuna has also appealed to Mr. Mwamba to stop marginalising some tribes in the country saying no tribe is small as long as it has people who are also Zambians.
She said all the tribes in Zambia whether small or big should be respected adding that this is the reason why President Edgar Lungu has been calling for unity of purpose in the country under the One Zambia One Nation motto.
The Provincial Chairperson said the PF under the able leadership of President Edgar Lungu has been growing from strength to strength going by the number of parliamentary and ward seats that it has won in the recent past.
She has since called on all the PF party members in the province to continue being united and support President Lungu in his quest to develop the country.
Speaker of the National Assembly Dr. Matibini has declared the Kasama Central seat held by newly appointed UPND vice president for administration, Mr. Mwamba vacant and the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) is yet to set the date for the by-election for the Kasama Central Seat.