NDC President Chishimba Kambwili has finally resigned from the opposition party.
Mr Kambwili made the announcement in a recorded video message last evening.
“Let me take this opportunity to inform the nation that I have with immediate effect tendered my resignation to the Central Committee of the National Democratic Congress that simply means that I have resigned from the National Democratic Congress with immediate effect.”
“My resignation is purely personal though in the interest of the NDC and the Zambian people at large,” Mr. Kambwili said.
He thanked all NDC members for supporting him while he was President from 2017 to date.
Mr. Kambwili further thanked Zambians for supporting the NDC.
He said he will announce his next political move today.
It is widely expected that Mr Kambwili will announce his return to the PF at the same briefing.
Meanwhile, the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) party has started receiving application letters from bonafide members seeking to be adopted for various positions on its ticket.
According to a statement issued by party Secretary-General (SG) Paul Mbulo in Ndola yesterday, the party plans to field candidates at all levels being competed for in the general election.
The positions are local government, parliamentary and presidential seats.
Dr. Mbulo said application fees have been pegged at K400 for Mayoral, Council Chairperson and Members of Parliament while councilors will pay K200.
He stated that the party has set April 30, 2021, as the closing date for receiving applications.
“We are inviting members of the part interested and meet the requirements to contest on any position of interest to them. Committees at ward, district, and provincial levels will deliberate and make recommendations to the central committee between May 4th and 7th 2021,” he said.
Dr. Mbulo stated that the party’s central committee will have a meeting on May 12, 2021 to deliberate on the recommendations from the structures and close the adoption process.