UNITED Party for National Development (UPND) Spokesperson Charles Kakoma has described the defection of the party’s Chairman for mines and former Minister of Mines and Minerals Development Maxwell Mwale to PF as good riddance.
Reacting to news of defections by top UPND officials to PF, Mr Kakoma said that there were more people joining UPND than those leaving for other parties, adding that people should come to the UPND Monday briefing to see the quality of people who will be joining UPND.
“People should look out on Monday the calibre and quality of people that will be joining UPND at a press briefing,” Mr Kakoma claimed.
And Mr Kakoma said UPND national trustee Maybin Mubanga’s defection has no bearing on the party.
“Mr Mubanga has been rejected by party members in Luapula,” he said.
Yesterday, Maxwell Mwale and Maybin Mubanga resigned from the opposition political party to join the Patriotic Front (PF).
This comes barely a week after UPND Katuba member of Parliament (MP) Jonas Shakafuswa endorsed President Lungu’s candidature in the August 11 general elections.