By NOEL IYOMBWA
PATROITIC Front (PF) Lusaka province chairperson, Kennedy Kamba has advised party officials in the region to be neutral towards aspiring candidates.
Speaking in Kafue when he met district officials yesterday, Mr Kamba warned them to desist from siding with aspiring candidates.
Mr Kamba said he was aware that some district party officials have been siding with aspiring candidates but said the trend must come to an end to ensure a level playing field for all aspirants.
He said aspiring candidates come and go but the party will remain, hence the need for all members to be one.
The provincial chairperson urged district party officials to concentrate on mobilizing and organizing the party and not to divide it.
“I am aware of the indiscipline going here in Kafue some district officials are siding with some candidates which is not supposed to be the case.
“Yours is to provide leadership, not siding with anyone. What if the person you are siding with is not adopted? These candidates will come and go but the party will always remain. Your role is to mobilize and organize the party, “ he said.
Meanwhile Mr. Kamba has called for unity in the party especially among the party’s aspiring candidates adding that the ruling party want to produce a member of parliament.
At the same event, 87 UPND and NDC supporters defected to the ruling party.
One of the defectors Jeniffer Chanda from Movement for Multiparty Democracy said she decided to join the PF because of the development that President Edgar Lungu has delivered in the country.
Another defector, Kabule Nassa said he decided to resign from the United Party for National Development because the party has no future.
He called on other opposition members to join the winning team which is the PF.
Mr Kamba called on district officials to welcome the defectors and ensure that those with potential are given positions.