The ruling Patriotic Front in Siavonga District has refuted reports suggesting that Siavonga District Commissioner Lovemore Kanyama has turned his office into a political party arena for receiving stage managed defectors to the ruling Patriotic Front (PF).
PF Siavonga District Youth Chairman Parnody Chisinze has told QFM News via telephone that such reports are aimed at bringing confusion in the district.
Mr. Chisinze says the defection of six UPND and MMD members took place at Soup Ya Mbuzi Lodge in Siavonga district.
He says among the people who defected include Oliver Muuka, Macklon Sialanga, Donald Hamoonga and Michael Hamakole among other members.
He says it is clear that the UPND is shaken after these people defected to the ruling party because they were dependable in the district.
Speaking in a separate interview with QTV News, Siavonga District Commissioner Lovemore Kanyama says he is concerned that the UPND has continued to drag him into politics.
Mr. Kanyama says he is a civil servant and his duty is to coordinate developmental projects in the district and not to champion political agendas.