Patriotic Front (PF) Deputy Secretary General, Mumbi Phiri, has called for massive party mobilization in Muchinga Province in order to increase party membership ahead of the 2016 general elections.
Speaking in Isoka yesterday when she received 18 defectors at Katyetye Primary School from the opposition United Party for National Development (UPND), Rainbow Party and the Movement for Multi-party Democracy (MMD), Ms Phiri said politics is about numbers and the party in the province should ensure that it works hard to increase the party membership.
Ms Phiri also called old members of the party to embrace the new ones and ensure that they work together with them to strengthen the party.
She also said old members in the party should not feel threatened by new comers joining the party but they should instead feel good and welcome them.
She said she is on her debut tour of Muchinga Province passing through all the seven districts to strengthen party structures ahead of the 2016 general elections.
The deputy Secretary General has since directed all party structures to ensure they go flat out to mobilize the party and recruit more members.
Ms Phiri has also asked party officials to intensify the sensitisation in the remaining days for people to register as voters in order for them to take part in the 2016 elections.
And one of the defectors from Rainbow Party said he decided to re-join the PF because he saw no future in the Rainbow party.
And Ms Phiri has warned individuals who have embarked on early campaigns in various constituencies with seating PF Members of Parliament to immediately stop the practice as they are destabilising the party.
She said all those vying to contest on the party ticket in various constituencies should stop destabilising the constituencies through early campaigns which they have embarked on.