1 200 MMD, UPND defectors join PF
Time Posted: April 12, 2014 9:59 pm
Mandevu Member of Parliament Jean Kapata has told Opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) Leader Hakainde Hichilema to desist from issuing statements on the Constitution as the Patriotic Front (PF) government will deliver its promise to people at an appropriate time.
And Ms. Kapata, who is also Tourism and Arts Minister, notes that it is unfortunate that the opposition is not giving proper checks and balances to the government.
She says the opposition is instead concentrating on the issue of the Constitution.
Ms Kapata says people in the country should keep it in mind that the PF government has not refused to deliver a people driven constitution but that it will deliver it at an appropriate time as there are a number of projects that require adequate attention.
The Mandevu PF Member of Parliament was speaking in her constituency today when she received one thousand two hundred defectors out of which nine hundred and four came from the MMD while one twenty four from the UPND.
Speaking Earlier, PF Lusaka District Chairperson Mulenga Sata also castigated opposition political parties who are assuming that the ruling PF has lost popularity due the manner in which it is handling the constitutional making process.
Mr. Sata, who is also Mayor of Lusaka and son of republican President Michael Sata, has also expressed happiness at the number of defectors joining the ruling party stating that this is a sign that PF is ready for 2016 elections.
He has since called on party members not to close doors for people willing to join the ruling PF.
And the defectors from two political parties have vowed to work with the ruling party saying that they are convinced that the PF government is working as evidenced by the number of projects that have been worked upon in Mandevu constituency.